Lab Equipment

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Superconducting Magnet System

7T horizontal superconducting magnet, Pharmascan 70/16 AS, Bruker Biospin MRI GmpH

  • 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
  • Rise time to Gmax: > 80μs at 150 V
  • High-power gradient amplifier: 300 V / 200 A
  • Shim power supply for z2 shim
  • Gradient chiller system


Spectrometer Electronics

RF Electronics

  • Avance AV electronics
  • Digital single channel frequency synthesizer
  • RF modulators for one channel
  • RF amplifer for 1H/19F nuclei, 300 W
  • Digital receiver channel system
  • HADC/2 16 bit, 2 MHz sample rate (1 MHz bandwidth)
  • Shim interface

Acquisition and digital control system

  • Communication control unit (CCU)
  • Timing control unit (TCU)
  • Frequency control unit for one channel (FCU)
  • Gradient control unit (GCU)
  • Gradient interface with preemphasis (BGU)

RF Resonators

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Mouse head linear volume resonator

  • No tune/no match, optimized for mouse brain loadings
  • Bruker Biospin MRI HmpH, item: Bio PRK 300, RES 089/023, Model No: 1 P T8119, Max peak power: 400 W, Max average power: 10 W

Rat head/Mouse body linear volume resonator

  • No tune/no match, optimized for rat brain or mouse whole-body loadings
  • Bruker Biospin MRI HmpH, item: Bio PRK 300 EPI, RES 089/038, Model No: 1 P T8121, Max peak power: 400 W, Max average power: 40 W

Rat body linear volume resonator (not functional at the moment)

  • No tune/no match, optimized for rat whole-body loadings
  • Bruker Biospin MRI HmpH, item: Bio PRK 300, 1H 089/060, Model No: 1 P T8123, Peak power 1H: 400 W, 5 ms, Mean power 1H: 3 W

Computer

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  • Bruker desktop MR-workstation, running Linux
  • Two 20" TFT monitors
  • Printer









Software

  • ParaVision 5.1 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

  • Animal bed for mouse brain applications (to be used with the 23 mm resonator)
  • Animal bed for mouse whole-body applications (to be used with the 38 mm resonator)
  • Animal bed for rat brain applications (to be used with the 38 mm resonator)
  • Animal bed for rat whole-body applications (to be used with the 60 mm resonator)
  • 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
    • 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