9.4T Laboratory

The 9.4T (400 MHz proton frequency) 21-cm diameter horizontal bore magnet (Magnex Scientific) uses a Bruker Avance console, and is capable of multinuclear imaging and spectroscopy of small animals (rats and mice). Capabilities include high-quality high-resolution anatomical and functional imaging, using a wide variety of contrast mechanisms (T1, T2, diffusion, perfusion), together with multi-shot 2D and 3D sequences, single shot EPI, localized spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging. The dual gradient system comprises a Bruker gradient coil capable of 44 G/cm, and a Resonance Research (Billerica, MA) gradient insert capable of 150 G/cm.