Bruker – 9.4 T MRI

Introduction

The Bruker BioSpec 94/20 9.4 T functional micro MRI provides small animal (rodent) MRI solutions for preclinical and molecular MR imaging research.  The system enables acquisition of anatomical images, parametric mapping and functional imaging. The system is equipped with isoflurane anesthesia and monitoring system enabling respiratory/cardiac gating. Various coils are available for imaging including surface transmit/receive coil with high signal-to-noise ratio but limited coverage (20 mm diameter with maximum depth of 5mm), volume quadrature transmit/receive coil for homogenous measurements of whole body. The Academic Functional MRI Unit Head is Asst. Prof. Itamar Kahn.

Applications

  • Angiography
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE) following contrast agent administration
  • Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) for diffusion mapping and tractography
  • Functional brain imaging
  • Relaxometry – T1 and T2 measurements and mapping

Acquisition

Acquisition is performed with ParaVision 5.1 software.

Analysis 

ParaVision 5.1 software provides a wide range of image processing tools: visualization, ROI measurements, mapping and more. In addition, there is an option to export DICOM images and import them to the BCF MATLAB based MRI-tool  or other free DICOM software (K-PACS, etc.). Functional data can be analyzed in LINUX environment using FMRIB Software Library (FSL) and Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) tools.

New users

Please contact Edith Suss-Toby, tel. +972-4-8295347/61 to coordinate a meeting.

Reservations

The system can be reserved in the BookItLab online reservation system, In-vivo MRI Bruker 9.4T.

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