Wayne State University

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7T High Field System for Preclinical Imaging

Location:
Elliman Building
Room 121
421 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
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Contact:
Robin Roberts B.S.
ph: 313-577-1747
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Our Bruker 30cm bore 7T ClinScan system is a preclinically oriented small animal MRI system for translational studies. This system has a Siemens user interface Syngo making all our work transportable to the human 3T machine and vice versa. With ClinScan one can enter the field of translational research and molecular imaging.

The main magnet of this system is actively shielded, similar to the human 3T system. The refrigeration technology used for the main magnet has a long helium holding time and requires minimal number of maintenance. The gradient strength of the 7T is 290 mT/m with a slew rate of 1160 T/m/s. The 7T is equipped with Bruker RF array coil technology in combination with numerous animal handling accessories and Siemens MAGNETOM Avanto/Trio technology with up to 32 receive channels. The maximal receiver bandwidth is 1 MHz. The RF amplifier has up to 1400 W pulse power. Clinical user interface syngo enables efficient workflow and highly automated MRI and MRS applications on small animals. The host computer of 7T has a dual processor Intel XEON CPU and a high performance image dual processor (2x AMD Opteron). The system provides numerous preclinical applications, including Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL), Matrix Spectroscopy, Time of Flight (ToF) non-contrast MRA, Chemical Shift Imaging (CSI), and many others.