Preclinical MRI

MRI RF Coils

Application-oriented Solutions for Optimal Imaging and Spectroscopy Results

Surface Coils

The correct choice of the RF coil configuration for a given in-vivo investigation has a decesive impact on the study outcome. In general, an RF coil configuration can contain one or several individual RF coils that together form the RF coil configuration.

Volume Coils

As a basis for imaging experiments, transmit volume coils are designed to provide optimal homogeneity in combination with highest SNR. For experiments requiring homogenous signal reception throughout a larger area of the animal or material to be investigated, Bruker provides circularly polarized 1H volume coils.

MRI CryoProbes

Based on cryogenically-cooled, RF coil design this cutting-edge technology delivers an increase in sensitivity of in-vivo proven factors of 2.5 to 5.3 over standard room temperature RF-coils in routine MRI applications.

Surface and Volume Array Coils

The introduction of array coils and multiple channels resulted in the spectacular success of parallel imaging methods. As the first commercial provider of array coils for small animals, Bruker has enabled its customers to benefit from the enormous capabilities of parallel MRI ever since 2003.

X-nuclei Coils

MRI systems from Bruker are capable of performing the widest possible range of experiments on virtually any nucleus (1H, 13C, 19F, 23Na, 31P, ...). Double-tuned RF surface and volume coils are offered for direct signal detection as well as decoupling experiments. For the most demanding X-nuclei imaging, Bruker provides X-nuclei CryoProbes.

MRI RF Coils for Mice

A large majority of preclinical studies is performed on mice. In addition to the specially designed BioSpec mouse instrument line, Bruker offers a multitude of RF coils to cover mouse anatomical regions ranging from the brain, to the head, heart, spine and entire body in form of surface coils, volume coils, as phased arrays, X-nuclei, and MRI CryoProbes.


Bruker's coil engineers work hand-in-hand with our application scientists and customers to ensure optimal coil design for all of your imaging needs.
Choose from a wide range of different designs, optimized for various applications.

Main Features

  • Anatomically designed for optimal homogeneity and sensitivity for mouse, rat, larger animals, and material studies
  • Fully automatic hardware recognition for safe operation of up to four different coils at a time
  • Easy-to-use positioning and intuitive color-coded plugs
  • Integrated preamplifiers guaranteeing optimal signal-to-noise over a large dynamic range



Service & Life Cycle Support for Magnetic Resonance and Preclinical Imaging

Bruker’s commitment to provide customers with unparalleled help throughout the buying cycle, from initial inquiry to evaluation, installation, and the lifetime of the instrument is now characterized by the LabScape service concept.

LabScape Maintenance Agreements, On-Site On-Demand and Enhance Your Lab are designed to offer a new approach to maintenance and service for the modern laboratory