- Strategic Partnerships
Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, they create technology that transforms industries and markets, positively impacting people across the world.
Siemens Terra 7 Tesla MRI at UIUC
Carle Foundation, UIUC, and Siemens launched a first-of-its-kind partnership in 2019 with the purchase of a Siemens MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla MRI scanner, and the creation of the Carle Illinois Advanced Imaging Center. Carle and the University of Illinois both use the facility's research capabilities with the scanner’s dual-mode functionality, which enables users to switch between clinical and research tasks while storing clinical and research images on different databases.
The Beckman Institute’s Biomedical Imaging Center conducts University of Illinois research using the scanner, which is located at Carle Foundation Hospital. It provides more than double the signal of the existing research scanners at BIC. Research is expected to advance imaging science and improve clinical outcomes.