About us

A European Centre of Excellence in Ultra-High-Field MRI has been established in Maastricht, the Netherlands – pooling the expertise of an international group of technological, clinical and academic organisations.

Scannexus provides a unique, integrated platform that combines state-of-the art technology with know-how and internationally renowned expertise in post-acquisition processing of Ultra-High-Field MRI data.

Our facility houses three Ultra-High-Field MRI scanners of 9.4, 7, and 3 Tesla which are intertwined in functions:

  • The 3T Magnetom Prisma Fit scanner is very advanced and multipurpose, making it attractive for many kinds of clinical applications.
  • The 7T Magnetom scanner is on the edge of the clinic and developing the next wave of scientific breakthroughs – which if required could then be translated to utility at 3T.
  • The 9.4T Magnetom scanner is a powerfull system for obtaining images at an extremely high resolution, which will provide unparalleled insights into the architecture and mechanisms of brain and body.


Scannexus is located at the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus and is made possible thanks to a subsidy from the European Union, allocated as part of the Operational Programme South Netherlands. Also, the Province of Limburg, Maastricht University and the City of Maastricht invested substantially in this project. Other important partners include Siemens Healthcare, Forschungszentrum Jülich and MUMC+.

Our research is supported by: