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UC Riverside MRI Modular Unit
Riverside, California

Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners use strong magnetic fields to generate images of organs within the body.  An MRI scanner weighs on the order of 13 tons.  A modular building houses the scanner and is the centerpiece of the new UC Riverside Center for Advanced Neuroimaging.

Geocon performed a geotechnical investigation for UC Riverside to evaluate subsurface soil conditions and provide recommendations for the design and construction of a new building housing an MRI scanner.  Although the geotechnical work is quite simple for a modular building, support for a 13-ton piece of equipment was more challenging.

Interesting Fact: MRI scans essentially map the location of water and fat in the body

UC Riverside

University of California System

Geotechnical Engineering

Geocon Leaders
Lisa Battiato, CEG

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