The facility houses a 4.7T/40cm magnet that is controlled by a Bruker Avance Console allowing for MR imaging and spectroscopy of:
- Medium sized animals (<20cm) using the 260 mm inner diameter gradient coil (max. 100 mT/m, 280 microseconds rise time, diameter of spherical volume: 18.0 cm, shielded, water cooled) with a 200mm inner diameter proton volume RF coil
- Small animals (<7cm) using the 120 mm inner diameter gradient coil (max. 400 mT/m, 170 microseconds rise time, diameter of spherical volume: 8.0 cm, shielded, water cooled) with a 72mm inner diameter proton volume RF coil
The Bruker Avance console uses an HP LINUX ParaVision workstation, controls a 13 order room temperature shim coil, has dual RF transmit channels (6-220 MHz, 1 kWatt pulsed with 100 Watt CW; other nuclei, 1 kWatt pulsed with 100 Watt CW) with dual broad-band frequency synthesizers, quadrature detection receiving system with a sampling rate of 2 MHz and combined 1H /19F and 13C/14N/23Na preamplifiers and 2D/31P and 3He exchangeable filters.
The system is equipped with the Bruker BioTrig monitoring unit for the display of physiological monitoring and for synchronization of MR acquisitions by using ECG or respiration triggering signals. The system is equipped with respiratory sensory pads, a temperature probe, a set of ECG electrodes and a laptop PC.