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AROMA Accurate, Reliable and Optimized functional MAgnetic resonance imaging at unprecedented field strength for unique exploration of the human brain

Higher fields however bring about greater technical challenges that must be overcome to fully exploit the potential of the unique 11.7T instrument.

It will be addressed by using the emerging field sensors technology to achieve their correction with detection sensitivity of 10 μm for head motion and nanotesla-range field fluctuations.

Objective 3: Objectives 1 and 2 methodological developments will be ultimately tested on tens of healthy adult volunteers for validation of the anatomical scan quality as well as reliable detection of cortical-depth dependent neural activations at 500 μm isotropic resolution. It will build the foundations to enable brain layer-specific investigations with unrivalled sensitivity.

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

[ CEA ]

France

Nicolas BOULANT

Nicolas BOULANT

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

[ ETH ]

Switzerland

Klaas PRUESSMANN

Klaas PRUESSMANN

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR NEURODEGENERATIVE ERKRANKUNGEN EV

[ DZNE ]

Germany

Tony STOECKER

Tony STOECKER

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

[ UMAAS ]

The Netherlands

Benedikt POSER

Benedikt POSER

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

[ UGLAS ]

United Kingdom

Shajan GUNAMONY

Shajan GUNAMONY

SKOPE MAGNETIC RESONANCE TECHNOLOGIES AG

[ SKOPE ]

Switzerland

Christoph BARMET

Christoph BARMET

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 885876 . This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Start 01/01/2021
20% 02/12/2021
End 31/12/2025
Budget allocation . M€ Budget allocation
Effort 299 p*m Effort
Effort 5 persons Full time equivalent

news

AROMA young recruits

2021-12-01

  1. Dr. Caroline Le Ster studied bioscience engineering before her PhD at Siemens Healthcare. Her thesis was about diffusion, pe...

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2nd General Assembly

2021-11-17

On November 17th 2021, the AROMA consortium met at CEA-NeuroSpin for the 2nd General Assembly. All partners present...

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New AROMA publication. Temporal SNR optimizat...

2021-11-09

Typical functional MRI experiments are performed with multi receive channel RF coils resulting on the reconstruction of multiple images p...

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First AROMA publication on MR thermometry wit...

2021-10-25

The work describes the development of a method to measure non-invasively the RF field-induced temperature rise in the human brain. The re...

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HEC Paris MBA students at NeuroSpin

2021-10-21

Nicolas Boulant gave a presentation and explained the stakes of the Iseult and AROMA projects to HEC Paris MBA students. A tour of NeuroS...

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First images acquired on the whole-body CEA 1...

2021-10-07

First images on a pumpkin and on an ex-vivo brain were acquired at 11.7T. The results validate nearly 20-year long Research and...

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AROMA at the "New Horizons in MRI" workshop o...

2021-09-24

On September 24, 2021 in Switzerland, one of the Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university – the École Polytechn...

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New milestone sequence development

2021-06-24

The CEA and DZNE teams, helped with Siemens Healthineers, have continued porting their universal pulse pTX sequences from the Siemens&nbs...

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The 1st General Assembly is behind us

2021-06-23

On June 23rd, the AROMA consortium met remotely for the 1st General Assembly.

It was the first reporting meeting, 6 months after th...

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Gradient-Magnet interaction tests at up to 10...

2021-05-31

Gradient-Magnet interaction tests have been successfully conducted by CEA at 3T, 7T and 10.2T, in collaboration with Siemens Healthi...

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First milestone parallel transmission sequenc...

2021-05-05

The CEA and DZNE teams have successfully ported their plug and play parallel transmission solutions from the Magnetom 7T to the newest Si...

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AROMA project at the ISMRM conference

2021-03-30

Three submitted and AROMA-related abstracts were accepted at the annual meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Med...

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Dr. Nicolas Boulant (CEA, Saclay) will give a...

2021-03-25

On March 25, 2021 at the University of Nottingham, the coordinator of the AROMA project, Dr.Nicolas Boulant (CEA, Saclay) will talk about...

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AROMA at the 3rd Skope User meeting

2021-01-28

The Skope User meeting gathers the Skope user community, researchers who are using magnetic field monitoring for...

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Kickoff Meeting

2021-01-21

The AROMA project has officially started.

On the 21st of January, AROMA project's consortium met remotely to launch the pr...

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Launch of AROMA project

2021-01-03

Launch of AROMA, a european project to exploit the full potential of NeuroSpin's future 11.7 T scanner.

AROMA, a FET-Open H2020...

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events

2021-05-31

Interview with Dr. Nicolas Boulant, coordinator of the AROMA project

We invite you to an interview with Dr. Nicolas Boulant, coordinator of the AROMA project. Dr. Boulant explains the stakes, challenges and motivation of the project. The interview is available at the link below :

https://skope.swiss/monitor/ultra-high-field-collaboration-for-accurate-high-resolution-fmri/

 

2021-03-30

AROMA project at the ISMRM conference

On March 30, 2021, Dr. Vincent Gras (NeuroSpin, CEA) will give a presentation entitled Universal Pulses - Making Neuro pTX Easy. The presentation will be part of High Field Study group virtual meeting of the ISMRM. Dr. Vincent Gras will talk about universal pulses to make parallel transmission a reality for easy clinical routine in MR brain Imaging.

More information you can find here: https://www.ismrm.org/virtual-meetings/.

2021-03-25

Dr. Nicolas Boulant will give a seminar at the University of Nottingham

On March 25, 2021 at the University of Nottingham, the coordinator of the AROMA project, Dr.Nicolas Boulant (CEA, Saclay) will talk about universal pulses to mitigate RF field inhomogeneity effects in neuro imaging at 7T, at zero cost for the user, thereby making it an attractive technique for clinical routine.
An update on the commissioning of the NeuroSpin 11.7T scanner will also be provided.

If you are interested in the seminar, please visit the website of the University of Nottingham: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/spmic/events.aspx

2021-01-28

AROMA at the 3rd Skope User meeting

The Skope User meeting gathers the Skope user community, researchers who are using magnetic field monitoring for their MRI research, to share their results and experiences. At the same time it is a place for networking with like-minded scientists who pursue research in a related area. 

During this third (virtual) Skope User Meeting taking place on January 28th, 2021, Dr. Nicolas Boulant is presenting the goals and stakes of the AROMA project, in addition to some of his newest research: MR thermometry with field monitoring. Dr. Klaas Pruessmann presents the challenges and rewards of high-performance gradients with the benefits of field monitoring. The organizer of the meeting, Skope, provides an update of their products and developments.

https://skopeusermeeting.swiss/agenda/

documents

Publications

Measuring radiofrequency field-induced temperature variations in brain MRI exams with motion compensated MR thermometry and field monitoring

Temporal SNR optimization through RF coil combination in fMRI: The more, the better?

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