Join the AVANCE Track & Keep your MRI on Track

MRI Upgrade Program

Your research depends on the scientific advances that you make with your MRI instrument. You need an instrument that you can rely on to perform from day to day and well into the future. Take your instrument and your career to the next level by accessing cutting edge technologies. Ensure that your instrument is prepared for tomorrow's explorations. Most importantly, protect this highly valuable investment, which keeps you in the pole position when attractive interests arise. Maintain the viability and sustain the lifetime of your instrument with an upgrade of your Bruker or other manufacture instrument


The Right Upgrade Option for You

Joining the AVANCE Track is fast and simple. Existing Bruker customers will appreciate the streamlined procedure that expedites the upgrade process, while owners of MRI instruments from other vendors, such as Agilent, will value the individual attention to their particular needs.

For Owners of Other Vendor Instruments

For owners of other vendor instruments, the upgrade process starts with an onsite survey by a skilled engineer, who will analyze the current configuration of your instrument. Based on this information, upgrade alternatives that suit your instrument are provided and you have the flexibility to define the elements of your AVANCE track that meet your scientific and budget requirements, since potential options are clear and transparent. Once you have specified your configuration, service engineers will implement the conversion, letting you unleash the power of your rejuvenated instrument.

For Existing Bruker Customers

Existing Bruker customers have the possibility to maintain state-of-the-art technology by upgrading to AVANCE NEO electronics with ParaVision 360 software. According to the current instrument configuration, individual upgrade options containing components such as shim, gradient, and AVANCE NEO console upgrades are delineated. This makes the step to AVANCE NEO and ParaVision 360 and the corresponding transformation to the software and hardware platform of the future a fast and easy procedure.


  • Maximize the performance of your instrument with the latest innovations of AVANCE NEO electronics and ParaVision 360 software combined with optimal RF coil technology
  • Profit from most efficient workflows beginning with the hardware set-up and continuing through scanning to quantification and data management
  • Ensure that your instrument is prepared for the future by securing access to progressive developments, Bruker's scientific support, and an all-important magnet or complete maintenance program to protect your most valuable investment

1PET/MR instruments only
2BioSpec 3T and PET/MR Inline instruments only

Technical Details

Increased Performance

An Unsurpassed Foundation

  • Maximum performance gradient and shim coils combined with AVANCE NEO electronics form the most powerful basis for your MRI instrument
  • High power shim amplifiers minimize artifacts in extremely shim sensitive sequences such as TrueFSIP and maximize quality in EPI
  • Leading duty cycle performance high power gradients for conduction of highly demanding sequences such as fMRI or first pass tracer uptake in the heart
  • AVANCE NEO electronics allow gradient resolutions of 1 μs, and enable faster real time decisions than ever
  • Flexible configuration of up 24 transmit and 16 receive channels ensures scalability for future applications 


Largest Preclinical Coil Portfolio

  • MRI CryoProbes for SNR boost allowing for up to 6 times faster measurements and/or increased resolution
  • Specialized coils, such as ASL- and optogenetic coils
  • Parallel Transmit coils with up to 8 channels
  • Phased array coils with up to 16 channels
  • Full range of classic room-temperature 1H- and X-nuclei coils


ParaVision 360’s Leading Methods

  • All common spin- and gradient echo and spectroscopy methods
  • All standard, EPI and short echo imaging methods, such as DTI-spiral, UTE, and T1 EPI, for diffusion, perfusion, fMRI, flow imaging, and relaxometry
  • Unique IntraGate based FLASH and UTE methods for self-gated wireless cardiac and respiratory imaging
  • Fat chemical shift artifact-corrected RARE images


Arterial Spin Labeling Examination Guide Courtesy: E. Barbier, L. Hirschler, J. Warnking, Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience The CASL Workflow Package was developed in cooperation with Emmanuel Barbier, Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience

Simplified and Expediated Workflows

Expediated Set-ups

  • Combinations of up to 4 RF coils simultaneously with active detuning
  • Full automatic hardware recognition of RF coils and gradient and shim coils for software-controlled peak power limits

Efficient Scanning

  • Ready-to use, in vivo, pre-optimized protocols and scan programs guarantee best results from day one
  • Maximal data consistency with ASL examination guide, which significantly reduces user bias
  • Full heart cardiac assessment faster than ever before with IntraGateUTE
  • ParaVision 360 software's ease of use of a clinical software combined with
  • Bruker's open sequence programming framework

Expansive Reconstruction and Analysis

  • Fast and accurate post-processing with 2D and 3D image co-registration for PET and/or MRI data, fused images, image analysis with profiles, histograms, and real-time update of ROI values
  • Image time course analysis and multi-parametric fitting, surface and volume rendering, and image stitching
  • Professional and customizable data reports containing all scan parameters
  • Database with a hierarchical sorting function as well as a free text search
Due to the short echo time and radial readout of UTE, self-gated IntraGateUTE demonstrates reduced flow and motion artifacts in mouse at 9.4 T as opposed to IntraGateFLASH even when accelerated Acquisition details: TE: 0.4/1.5 ms (IgUTE/IgFLASH), TR: 9 ms, Resolution: (98 ×98) µm², slice thickness: 800 µm, cine frames: 14


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A Protected Investment

An Instrument Prepared for the Future

  • New age AVANCE NEO electronics guarantee access to software upgrades including future methods, sequences, and modules
  • Access to PET/MR instruments


Continuous Support

  • On-site and in-house trainings and webinars
  • Free email and phone hotlines


A Secured Investment

  • LabScape maintenance agreements with quality procedures
  • LabScape Comprehensive covering all technical issues up to and including full system replacement


MRI CryoProbe leads to average SNR increase of factor 2.8 at 9.4 T in mouse brain as opposed to room-temperature mouse brain coil Acquisition details: FLASH, resolution: (78 x 78 x 500) µm³, TR: 400 ms, TE: 3.8 ms, total time: 3 min. 24 s
Fat-water separation imaging in RARE leads to fat chemical shifted corrected images in mouse at 7 T Acquisition details: TE: 24 ms, TR: 350 ms, Resolution: (208 x 188) µm², Slice thickness: 1 mm, TA: > 1 m 7 s resp. trig. per slice

Application notes


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