University of Wisconsin–Madison

About the Scanning Simulator

Scanning Simulator

To acclimate patients to the unique environment of the MRI scanner, the Brain Imaging Core of the IDDRC houses a simulator room. This room has a mock MRI scanner using a back-projection and auditory system with two control computer along with Psychology Software Tools’ Motrak software and hardware to train subjects on reducing motion. This room is used to introduce subjects to the identical experimental procedures that they will experience in the actual scanner to ensure both comfort and data quality.