Small Animal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility


Small Animal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility


Small Animal MRI

 

The Biological Sciences Department houses a Bruker ICON 1 Tesla cryogen-free permanent magnet desktop MRI system with coils for imaging mice and rat full body/head as well as equipment to keep animals anesthetized and monitor body states during the imaging experiments. The system is capable of imaging using standard protocols used for human imaging including T1,T2 DWI and PD as well as non-standard ultra-fast sequences. The hardware is equipped with an animal gating and monitoring system (ECG, Temperature, Respiration) from SAI instruments for triggered data acquisition. The hardware includes a cryogen-free, permanent magnet with industry-leading ParaVision software from Bruker.

 

For more information regarding the hardware and its use, contact Dr. Robert Clements (rclement@kent.edu)

EXAMPLE DATA

Single T1 and T2 Image Planes from Control and Cuprizone Treated Mouse

Single T1 and T2 Image Planes from Control and Cuprizone-Treated Mouse

Volume Rendered Mouse Head Data

Volume Rendered Mouse Head Data

Multi-Timepoint Data Array

Multi-Timepoint Data Array
 

Nanoparticle Phantom Set

Nanoparticle Phantom Set
 

Surface Reconstructed Arrowhead

Surface Reconstructed Arrowhead
 

Volume Rendered Ear Construct

Volume Rendered Ear Construct
 

Single slice and reconstructed post-mortem primate tissue

Single slice and reconstructed post-mortem primate tissue