The Bruker BioSpec 9.4T MRI is a high performance multi-nuclear system for non-invasive high-resolution imagine and spectroscopy in preclinical, preserved sample, plant, and materials research. A range of volume, surface, and phased array imaging coils as well as species specific heated beds are available to accommodate various preclinical needs, in addition to planar surface coils for materials applications. Three sizes and strengths of imaging gradients are available to best tailor the imaging capabilities to the diverse and individual needs of both preclinical and materials researchers. This instrument has automatic hardware detection, an automatic animal positioning system, and the latest generation of parallel receive and transmit electronics to decrease experiment time without compromising image resolution or contrast.
Techniques and Applications
High-resolution H-1 MRI
Multi-nuclear MRI including C-13, F-19, Na-23, and P-31
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) (I.e., spatially selective NMR spectroscopy)
Preclinical functional MRI (fMRI)
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI)
Preclinical cardiac imaging