Connectome Neonatal System

Connectome Neonatal System


The Connectome Neonatal System was  developed as a joint project by Jo Hajnal, Centre for the Developing Brain & Department of Biomedical Engineering, St. Thomas Hospital, KCL London, U.K. and RAPID Biomedical. This system is being used for the European Research Council funded “Developing Human Connectome Project” (319456)

  • dedicated for examining babies up to 44 weeks gestational age at time of scan
  • rigid but light shell with positioning holes to prepare the baby
  • support frame to slide the head coil over the baby and shell
  • close fitting 32-channel multi-coil receiver array
  • three immobilization cushions (Pearltec AG) that conform
    to the shape of the baby’s head
  • baby transport trolley
  • acoustic hood to protect baby from noise
  • individually adaptable to different MR systems
  • B0‑field strength: 3 T 
  • approx. housing dimensions:
    outer diameter coil 20 cm, inner diameter shell 13/15.2 cm
    coil housing length 25 cm (shell ca. 69 cm, frame ca. 115.4 cm)
  • approx. weight: coil 5.2 kg / shell 2.7 kg

For a quotation on this coil please contact us.

Regulatory requirements for medical products will vary by country and MR system. Please contact us at or (USA, Canada, and South America) to determine approval status for products mentioned on this product page.

Find much more information about the connectome project in this virtual tour by courtesy of .

Image Courtesy:

SNR phantom maps: Emer Hughes, KCL London, U.K.
Pictures 4 to 6: Jo Hajnal, Centre for the Developing Brain & Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, St. Thomas Hospital, KCL London, U.K.


Download information about Connectome Neonatal System as PDF .


Lucilio Cordero-Grande et al.: Three-Dimensional Motion Corrected Sensitivity Encoding Reconstruction for Multi-Shot Multi-Slice MRI: Application to Neonatal Brain Imaging.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 79 / 1365–1376 (2018)
with RAPID Biomedical coil # P-H32LE-030-01583

Emer J. Hughes et al.: A Dedicated Neonatal Brain Imaging System.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 10.1002/mrm.26462 (2016)
with RAPID Biomedical coil # P-H32LE-030-01583


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