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The BioSpec 152/11 is the ultimate in ultra-high-field MR imaging with unparalleled SNR for greatest resolution. Its streamlined design for mice studies makes handling simple, while its powerful software guarantees best results. It can be equipped with the MRI CryoProbe to increase sensitivity even further and together with the gradient strength of up to 1000 mT/m, highest resolution is achieved. It is built with nitrogen-free Ultra Shielded and helium Refrigerated (US/R) magnet technology for long service intervals.

Highlights 

  • Nitrogen-free Ultra Shielded and helium Refrigerated (US/R) magnet technology with long service intervals
  • Full second and third order high power shim channels guarantee optimal performance for spectroscopy and imaging 

  • In-house development and production of all key components (software, magnet, gradient, spectrometer, RF coils) ensures the best performance
Coronal rare image
15.2 Tesla combined with the MRI CryoProbe enables full field of view coronal RARE image with (29 × 29 × 200) µm³ resolution

Magnet

  • Field strength:  15.2 Tesla
  • Bore diameter: 11 cm 
  • Magnet technology:  Nitrogen-free Ultra Shielded and helium Refrigerated (US/R) for best performance


Gradients

  • Gradient inner diameter: 60 mm
  • Gradient strength: 740 mT/m (1000 mT/m with high power option)
  • Slew rate: 9000 T/m/s
  • Actively shielded gradient system
  • Integrated shim coils for optimal field homogeneity

 

Electronics

  • AVANCE NEO electronics enabling both MRI and MRS applications
  • The digital signal processing system operates at 1H resonance frequency of 650 MHz and utilizes digital filtering, digital quadrature demodulation as well as digital controls for RF amplitude stabilization for superior resolution and image quality
  • Real-time spectrometer control for optimization of acquisition parameters during scan
  • Up to 16 digital receive channels

RF Coils

  • MRI CryoProbe for for exceptional increase in sensitivity
  • Volume resonators ranging up to 35 mm inner diameter for studies on mouse head and body
  • Multi-channel array and surface coils enable parallel imaging applications
  • Large range of x-nuclei volume and surface coils
  • Integrated preamplifiers guarantee optimal sensitivity over a large dynamic range
  • Hardware recognition of RF coils automatically configures all relevant parameters
  • Active RF decoupling for independent operation of transmit and receive coils


Software

  • Over 100 validated and ready to use in vivo protocols and scan programs for mice and rats
  • Fully-featured ParaVision® preclinical user interface for streamlined workflow and most powerful analysis
  • MRI sequence portfolio of more than 1,000 sequence variations, including wireless cardiac imaging using navigator based IntraGate methods with a choice of cartesian or radial readout, as well as short echo time imaging, such as UTE and ZTE
Pci application swi

Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) in the rat brain with outstanding 50 µm³ isotropic resolution at 15.2 Tesla

Courtesy: H. Ong, University of Vanderbilt, Nashville, USA

Pci application steam

The short echo time at 15.2 Tesla leads to minimal evolution of
J-coupled resonances and simplified quantification of in vivo spectra in this STEAM spectrum

Self-gated cardiac IntraGate FLASH and IgUTE MRI at 15.2 T

Pci application dtpa

1mM Gd-DTPA doped perfused rat brain with exceptional 33 µm³ isotropic resolution at 15.2 Tesla

Courtesy: Nate Kelm, University of Vanderbilt, Nashville, USA

Isotropic (234) µm3, 3D zero echo time (ZTE) imaging of mouse lung at 15.2 T in 7 min.  ZTE enables lung tissue visualization with high signal and resolution and reduced motion artifacts due to radial signal acquisition