The scanner operation system has recently been upgraded from ParaVision 2.1 to ParaVision 3. The main advantages of the new operating system are faster processing speed, easier handling, and improved robustness against crashes. Further to this, the previous version will not be supported by the manufacturer in the future. Users are therfore strongly encouraged to use ParaVision 3 for all new imaging studies. ParaVision 2.1 will still be available, so that ongoing studies can be completed.
All previous imaging protocols have been upgraded and will be available with ParaVision 3. New methodological developments will only be available with ParaVision 3. This includes a new EPI sequence for fMRI (CBU_EPI_Standard) that offers improved robustness against susceptibility-induced signal losses.