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Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) provides access to state-of-the-art brain scanning technologies, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and fMRI), electro- and magneto-encephalography (EEG and MEG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Find out more about the Centre.


Name Make/Model Details
7 Tesla MRI Scanner Siemens Magnetom System Siemens 7 Tesla Magnetom system which is based on an Agilent 7T/830 actively shielded magnet. The system is equipped with 70 mT/m gradients, Siemens’ parallel transmit technology (pTx Step 2.3), and has multi-nuclear capability to take full advantage of the high field strength.
3 Tesla MRI Scanner Siemens Prisma The Prisma is the most advanced research 3T scanner currently available, featuring 80 mT/m gradients and up to 128 RF receive channels.
Microstructure MRI Scanner Siemens. This advanced system features 300 mT/m gradient coils which are typically four times stronger than those found in conventional MR systems. This allows researchers to probe tissue microstructure to much finer detail.
EEG 128 Channel BioSemi Active and Passive electrode set up.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation Magstim. Includes multiple systems for repetitive and patterned offline protocols (including theta-burst stimulation), paired-pulse stimulation to measure GABAergic and glutamatergic neurophysiology and specialised technology for concurrent TMS and 3T MRI.
High Performance Cluster High Performance Cluster 100 Compute Nodes, 12 CPU cores, 192 GB of RAM.

Get in touch

Clare Anderson

+44 (0)29 2087 6912


  • Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
    Maindy Road
    CF24 4HQ