BioSpec 117/16

Combines Ultra-High Field with a large bore for studies of mice and rats



Most Powerful USR Magnet
The highest commercially available magnet with zero helium boil-off technology.
Versatility at Ultra High Field
The advantages of ultra-high field combined with the largest range of RF Coils for mice and rats. 
16 cm
The largest bore size of any commercially available Ultra-High Field MRI.
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  • Zero helium boil-off technology, nitrogen-free, Ultra Shielded and Refrigerated (USR) magnet technology for reduced maintenance costs and longer service intervals
  • Accurate animal positioning with the optional motorized animal handling system 
  • Full second and third order high power shim channels guarantee optimal performance for spectroscopy and imaging
  • Crisp and highly resolved images with a gradient strength of up to 760 mT/m 
  • Scalable AVANCE NEO electronics enabling both MRI and MRS applications
  • Real-time spectrometer control for optimization of acquisition parameters during scan
  • Complete RF coil portfolio for mice and rats available, including coils for head, brain, cardiac, spine, body, multi-channel array coils with up to 8 channels, and x-nuclei
  • MRI CryoProbe for exceptional increase in sensitivity
  • In-house development and production of all key components (software, magnet, gradient, spectrometer, RF coils) ensures the best performance




  • Field strength: 11.7 Tesla
  • Bore diameter: 16 cm
  • Homogeneity (60 mm):        ± 4 ppm
  • Magnet technology: Zero helium boil-off technology, nitrogen-free, Ultra Shielded and Refrigerated (USR)
  • superconducting magnet


  • Gradient inner diameter: 90 mm
  • Gradient strength: 570 mT/m (760 mT/m with high power option)
  • Slew rate: 5130 T/m/s (6840 T/m/s with high power option)
  • Actively shielded gradient system Integrated shim coils for optimal field homogeneity


ParaVision® 360 software package, for multi-dimensional MRI/MRS data acquisition, visualization, reconstruction, and analysis  

  • Over 100 validated and ready to use in vivo protocols and scan programs for mice and rats
  • MRI sequence portfolio of more than 1,000 sequence variations, including wireless cardiac imaging using navigator based IntraGate methods with cartesian or radial readout, as well as short echo time imaging, such as UTE and ZTE


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