The machine, which resembles a high-tech Trojan War helmet, has 96 metal coils that scan different areas of the brain and translate them into one image.
Traditional MRI machines have anywhere from 2 to 12 coils.
The images from the Brain Bucket can see all the way down to the very smallest blood vessels; details doctors say they would never get with a standard MRI.
"When you take a picture with a brain bucket it can look literally like you took the brain, sliced it up and were staring right at it before your eyes," said Dr. Bruce Rosen, who co-created the device. "It's like we went from a cell phone camera to a 10 megapixel digital camera."
The brain bucket can also capture the images 10 times faster than a regular MRI.
The images have already successfully been used to treat epilepsy patients by helping doctors remove the abnormalities that cause seizures.