Preclinical 4.7T MRI

Preclinical imaging facilities at the Florey node include a Brüker Biospin 4.7 tesla small animal MRI scanner with 30cm bore size. MR imaging at this facility is used to obtain anatomical and pathophysiological information from living animals (rodents) and small biological samples (isolated organs and excised tissue). Specialised coils for mouse and rat brain/body imaging are available, as is the capability to scan larger animals (e.g. rabbit, cat, guinea pig). Capabilities include functional MRI, MR Spectroscopy, perfusion and diffusion MRI. The facility is fully dedicated to providing access to preclinical MRI to the Australian research community.