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Superconducting Magnet System

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7T horizontal superconducting magnet, Pharmascan 70/16 AS, Bruker Corporation

  • Magnetic screening: active
  • Field-strength: 7.0 T (300.3 MHz for 1H)
  • Distance front flange to ISO-center: 506 mm
  • Liquid Helium hold-time: > 100 days
  • Liquid Nitrogen hold-time: > 14 days

Actively shielded gradient system BGA-9A HP with a full set of 2nd order shims

  • Inner diameter 90 mm
  • Gradient strength: 760 mT/m at 200 A
  • Max. linear slew rate: 6840 T/m/s
  • Duty cycle, max simultaneous DC current: 3x46 A










Spectrometer Electronics

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Avance III Electronics

  • Automatic hardware recognition system for basic system components like amplifiers and RF coils.
  • RF Preamplifiers for Protons
    • 1H low noise preamplifier including T/R switch
    • Active detuning device
  • RF quadrature combiner
  • RF tune/match adapter
  • RF interface adapter for operation of home-built or 3rd party RF coils

Gradient electronics

  • High-power gradient amplifier: 300 V / 200 A
  • Gradient chiller system
  • Shim interface
  • Shim amplifier (6 channels, max current 5A)

RF electronics

  • 1H RF amplifer for proton MRI/MRS excitation, 300 W
  • Broadband receiver with integrated AD converter
  • Digital multi-receiver channel system






RF Resonators

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Mouse head quadrature volume resonator

  • No tune/no match, optimized for mouse brain loadings
  • Transmit/receive capabilities
  • Outer/inner diameter = 55mm/23mm
  • Bruker Corporation, Model No: MT0206.

Rat head/Mouse body quadrature volume resonator

  • Tunable and matchable coil for rat brain or mouse whole-body loadings
  • Transmit/receive capabilities
  • Outer/inner diameter = 75mm/40mm
  • Bruker Corporation, Model No: MT0205.

Rat body quadrature volume resonator

  • No tune/no match, optimized for rat whole-body loadings
  • Transmit/receive capabilities
  • Outer/inner diameter = 89mm/69mm
  • Bruker Corporation, Model No: MT0013.

Rat Brain Array Surface Coil

  • 4 element rat brain surface coil
  • 1H, 2x2 coil element topology
  • Receive-only capabilities
  • Bruker Corporation, Model No: MT0044-01.

Mouse Brain Array Surface Coil

  • 4 element mouse brain surface coil
  • 1H, 2x2 coil element topology
  • Receive-only capabilities
  • Bruker Corporation, Model No: MT0045-01.

Planar Surface Coils, 10mm, 20mm and 30mm

  • No tune/no match flexible end
  • 1H, to be used in combination with a local preamplifier
  • Receive-only capabilities
  • Bruker Corporation, Model No: MT0105-10, -20, -30

Transmit-only Volume Coil for Mice and Rats - 72 mm

  • Transmit-only coil capabilities, to be used in combination with receive-only coils
  • Active coil decoupling in cross-coil setups
  • 1H, circularly polarized
  • Outer/inner diameter = 89mm/72mm
  • For rodents up to 450 g body weight
  • Bruker Corporation, Model No: MT0380.



















Workstation and Peripherals

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Bruker desktop MR-workstation

  • 8GB RAM, 1000 GB hard disk
  • running CentOS Linux operating system

Additional workstation for external data processing (located in the MIC analysis room on the 6th floor of BBB)

  • 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk
  • running CentOS Linux operating system

Color monitor 24"
Printer




Software

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  • ParaVision 6.0.1 Basic Package
  • ParaVision Extension Package
    • Ultrafast Imaging Package (EPI sequences)
    • Angiography Package (2D inflow, Phase Contrast)
    • Ultra short TE (UTE) Package
    • Image Algebra and Fit Package
    • 3D Image Processing Package
  • Paravision Spectroscopy Package
  • Paravision Data Manager
  • Paravision Diffusion Tensor Imaging Package
  • Intragate (for retrospectively triggered cardiac imaging)

Animal Monitoring and Handling Equipment

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Animal Beds

  • Animal bed for mouse brain/head/body applications
    • Bed tip for mouse brain applications (to be used with the mouse brain phased-array coil)
    • Bed tip for mouse head applications (to be used with the mouse head quadrature volume coil)
    • Bed tip for mouse whole-body applications (to be used with the mouse body quadrature volume coil)
  • Animal bed for rat brain/head applications
    • Bed tip for rat brain applications (to be used with the rat brain phased-array coil)
    • Bed tip for rat head applications (to be used with the rat head/mouse body quadrature volume coil)
  • Animal bed for rat body applications
    • Bed tip for rat whole-body applications (to be used with the rat body quadrature volume coil)

BioTrig Life Monitoring System: System for display and analysis of physiological signals during animal examinations. Developed for the synchronization of MR acquisitions by using ECG or respiration triggering signals.

  • MRI compatible temperature probe from SA Instruments
  • Pressure sensor for respiration monitoring and triggering from SA Instruments
  • Pulse oximeter module with sensors for mouse and rat tail/ankles from SA Instruments
  • ECG electrodes for cardiac triggering from SA Instruments
  • Animal heating blankets with recirculating warm water.
  • Manual describing the operation of the Animal Monitoring and Handling Equipment pdf




Other Equipment

  • Syringe Pump (Harvard Programable PHD 2000)
  • Manual describing the operation of the syringe pump pdf