Aspect M2 – 1 T MRI

 

Introduction

The Aspect M2™ Compact High-Performance MRI Platform is a compact 1 Tesla micro MRI system used for a broad range of in vivo small animal (rodent) applications and ex vivo studies.

The system allows anatomical, morphological and molecular 2D and 3D imaging, with resolution as low as 100µm.

The system is equipped with isoflurane anesthesia and monitoring system enabling  respiratory gating and a variety of coils designated for head and whole body rat and mouse imaging.

Applications

  • Anatomical imaging
  • Cancer research (e.g. tumor progression model and treatment results – visualization and quantification)
  • Angiography
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhance MRI (DCE)
  • 2D & 3D ex-vivo imaging
  • Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI in 3 directions)

Analysis 

The acquired images are exported in DICOM format and thus can be viewed by a wide variety of free image analysis software (i.e K-PACS, RadiAnt DICOM viewer, MicroDICOM).
In addition, we provide our users with free access to our designated MRI image analysis MATLAB based software: the MRI Tool. Our software provides image series viewing, editing, a wide range of 2D/3D image processing tools, ROI line and volume measurements, contrast adjustments, T1, T2 and T2* mapping and more.

New users

Please contact Edith Suss-Toby, tel. +972-4-8295347/61 to coordinate a meeting.
Reading material prior to first session:

Reservations

The system can be reserved in the BookItLab online reservation system, In-vivo MRI ASPECT T1.

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