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16.4T MRI Small Animal

16.7T MRI at UQ. Image courtesy of CAI, UQ

The Bruker Ultrashield Plus 700 WB Avance NMR spectrometer has a vertical open bore diameter of 89 mm. It has an available space of up to 34 mm diameter, which is optimal for live mouse imaging and various ex vivo samples.

The scanner is equipped with three types of gradient inserts: micro5, micro2.5 and mini0.5 which provide gradient strengths of 4.8, 2.5 and 0.5 mT/m/A. To achieve highest sensitivity, the scanner is equipped with new generation SAW and quadrature microimaging coils (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 28 and 35 mm diameters). The 5-15 mm coils are suitable for imaging of excised (fixed tissue samples) such as brain, spinal cord and biopsy samples. The 20-35 mm coils are suitable for live mouse imaging.

  • Anatomical imaging studies

  • High Resolution Magic Angle Spectroscopy (HR-MAS)

  • Micro-imaging

  • High-resolution diffusion imaging

  • Susceptibility-weighted imaging

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Prof Markus Barth
Queensland Node Director
Research Fellow, CAI

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