MRI & Spectroscopy Facility
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Animal Research

7T Bruker Clinscan 7T Bruker Clinscan detail

The MRISC is equipped with a new, state-of-the-art, 7T Bruker ClinScan, small animal, MRI scanner. This scanner is ideally suited for translational research because it uses the same sequences and software as our 3T Tim Trio human scanner. A full complement of receiver coils as well as 12cm and 20cm gradients, provides the ability to image everything from "mice to men." An additional closed cycle, 14K cryocoil (above right image) provides a factor of a 2.5 to 5.3 increase in sensitivity for relevant applications.


Diffusion Tensor imaging used to evaluate grey and white matter in rodent brain. Upper left – Mean Diffusivity. Upper right – Fractional Anisotropy (FA). Lower left – directionally color coded FA. Lower right – T2 weighted.



T2* images acquired with a cryocoil to detect stroke in a mouse brain.


Mouse Heart

Black blood images of a beating mouse heart acquired with the mouse heart 2x2 array coil.


rat spine

Variety of proton density, T2, fractional anisotropy (FA) map, and colored FA map images of a rat spine acquired using a 2x2 receiver array.