Contact: Dr. rer. nat. Alireza Abaei ✉
The Core facility Small Animal Imaging operates an ultrahigh field 11.7T MR imaging and spectroscopy system by Bruker (BioSpec 117/16) equipped with high-sensitive cryogenically cooled receive coils and multi-channel capability. It provides technology for neurological, abdominal and thoracic imaging in mice, rats and tissue samples. The means for physiological gating enables high-quality quantification of cardiac and other functional parameters. Advanced rapid MR spectroscopy (MRS) facilitates the study of a multitude of metabolic processes. For X-ray imaging, mice and rats can further be scanned by µ-CT (GE eXplore Locus) providing the means for high-resolution anatomic imaging of for example bones or lung parenchyma.
- To investigate high-field functional cardiac imaging
- To investigate high-field ultrashort echo time (UTE) imaging
- To provide support for non-thoracic imaging and spectroscopy