- Probe body
- Exchangeable radio frequency (rf) inserts
- Variable temperature kit
- Animal bed
- Sample holders
The probe can be configured for in vivo investigations and for materials investigations, just by combining an animal bed or a variable temperature kit with the probe body.
Electrical connections with rf filters are available for connecting a body temperature sensor and ecg electrodes to monitor the heart beat and to enable cardiac triggered data acquisition. Tubes are built in with Luer connectors from the bottom of the probe to the region of the rf-coils for the application of anaesthetics and for the connection of a pressure based respiratory sensor for controlling the animal and to acquire respiration triggered images without motion artefacts.
When necessary, the in vivo and the variable temperature fittings can be easily removed from the probe body to obtain a free-access bore of 19 mm diameter from the bottom to the top of the probe body and into the rf-resonator to support flow measurements.