Welcome to Penn State Hershey Radiology

The Penn State Department of Radiology has a long history of commitment to imaging research. Historically the primary focus has been NMR/MRI research with installation of one of the first in vivo multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy systems in 1983, and development of the Penn State Center for NMR Research in 1991. The focal point of this facility is the Center's 3.0 T Bruker S-300 Scanner installed in 1991, which is also capable of multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. This system was one of the first 3.0 T systems to be installed in the world. Since 1991, the Center has become one of the premier sites for ultra-high field MRI research recently having refunding of a $6.9 million NIH Bioengineering Partnership Grant to evaluate ultra-high MRI in 2007. Recent additions to the Center include a 7.0 T Bruker horizontal bore system for small animal imaging/multi-nuclear spectroscopy, and major upgrades to the Bruker 3.0 T system. In addition the Department installed one of the first Philips 3.0 T MRI clinical scanners in 2004.

In September 2008 the Department will open the Penn State MRI Core facility to provide facilities for human research. This facility includes a new Siemens 3.0 T Trio MRI scanner, full fMRI capability, advanced cardiovascular, breast and orthopedic imaging capability.  More...