FACILITIES

The main lab is located at Ecole Polytechnique, 5th floor, biomedical engineering section (L5613, L5626).

Computer Lab

NeuroPoly Lab is equipped with about 15 iMac workstations (quad-core up to 3.4GHz, at least 8GB RAM), one data storage station (max 15TB) which is backed up nightly on another station (physically located elsewhere), two CPU clusters (64-core & 12-core Xeon Phi), two GPU clusters (8xP100 & 2xTesla). In addition, the lab has free access to two CPU clusters located at the Geriatric Institute Research Center of the Université de Montréal (64-core & 24-core) as well as CPU/GPU/Storage resources from Compute Canada (https://www.computecanada.ca/research-portal/accessing-resources/available-resources/).

In terms of software license, being part of Polygrames Research Center and École Polytechique, NeuroPoly has access to multiple software for engineering, mathematical computing and simulations (http://www.grames.polymtl.ca/facilities/servers-information/).

RF Lab

NeuroPoly has expertise in building radiofrequency (RF) coils for MRI applications. As such, it is equipped with the following infrastructure:

  • Three network analyzers
    • E5061B (100kHz-3GHz, full two-port S-parameters)
    • E5061A (300kHz-1.5GHz, two-port)
    • FieldFox N9923A (portable, shielded, full two-port S-parameters)
  • Four DC sources
  • Several multimeters, small capacitance meter, inductor meter, current probe
  • Set of non-magnetic fixed and variable capacitors.
  • PCB printing facilities (acid-based or routing machine)
  • License to ADS + CST
  • Part of Poly-Grames and CREER.

MRI facilities

3T human

List of available scanners:

Features:

  • Video projection system for functional MRI experiments.
  • Physiological monitoring systems (Biopac).
  • Non-commercial pulse sequences (for advanced diffusion, 2D-RF excitation, dynamic shimming, etc.).
  • Unique 24-channel shimming system for the spinal cord MRI

7T small bore