MRI Simulator

MRI Simulator

MRI claustrophobia, anxiety, and excessive head and body motion 

Use of MRI technology is more important than ever for today’s researchers, professors, radiologists, nurses, technicians, and child life specialists.
Failed scans and unusable data caused by claustrophobia, anxiety, and excessive head and body motion cost significant time and resources where scan time is often expensive and limited.

With the MRI Simulator; training, patient acclimation, and pilot testing can quickly be done without the need for scanner access time.

The MRI Simulator provides a realistic approximation of an actual MRI scanner to allow acclimation and training of participants (and faculty/staff) in a controlled environment for a fraction of the cost of MRI access. The MRI Simulator introduces the participant to an authentic scanning environment, permitting them to gradually become accustomed to the scanning procedure.

The PST MRI Simulator is currently used in hundreds of academic institutions, hospitals, technical schools, and training facilities all over the world. Faculty and staff training, patient comfort and acclimation, fMRI research and task pilot testing. MRI Simulation is especially effective for child and special population MRI studies.


Standard 60cm circular bore with tapered entry and front façade panel

Realistic scanner body with sturdy steel frame construction

Cooling fans and diffused lighting for participant safety and comfort

Amplified speakers with subwooer for realistic scanner noise production and vibration

Quiet, motorized participant table with drag-sensing safety stop and dynamic speed control

Integrated control panel for participant table operation, fans, and lights



Mock Head Coils; GE 32-channel, Siemens 64-Channel, or Siemens 32-Channel

Participant Video – 22” 1080p monitor with scan reverse capability and adjustable stand

Participant Audio – High-quality headphones with a comfortable ear cup design

Participant Camera – Micro camera mounted inside bore to monitor participant safety

Participant Response – Right and left-hand button response units