Charles E. Fipke Integrated NeuroImaging Suite

The Charles E. Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite opened in 2019 as a first-of-its kind imaging facility specifically focused on brain research.


The General Electric (GE) Healthcare SIGNA™ PET-MRI scanner now housed in the Charles E. Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite is Canada’s only simultaneous PET-MRI machine dedicated solely to brain-related research, and the first GE Healthcare PET-MRI in Canada.

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In addition, a new Philips Elition 3T-MRI was installed in the facility. The Philips Elition 3T-MRI is part of a new line of advanced research MRI scanners, the first of its kind in Canada and one of only 10 in the world.

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Integrated Electrophysiology Suite

The integrated Electrophysiology suite is the first shared use fully MRI compatible neurostimulation and modulation facility in BC. It contains repetitive and single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) devices, a stereotaxic co-registration system, and high density EEG systems. All of these devices are designed to enable non invasive mapping of brain function both within and outside of the MRI suite.