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At a translational field of 3 Tesla, the BioSpec 3T extends the range of multi-purpose, preclinical MRI and MRS systems in a compact, easy to site footprint.

With its versatile design, it supports a broad spectrum of preclinical application fields, such as oncology, structural and functional neuroimaging, contrast agent development, stem cell research, ischemia, cardiology, and metabolic research. Superior Maxwell magnet design eliminates the need for liquid helium and completely overcomes reliability limitations of previous cryogen-free magnets that quench within minutes after a cooling disruption.

Designed for study of mice and rats, the BioSpec 3T comprises the latest Bruker MRI technology, software application packages and multimodal options. To augment the range of research options in your laboratory the BioSpec 3T is fully compatible with other imaging modalities such as PET.

Key Benefits

  • Superior Maxwell magnet that stays on field for at least 4 hours during power outages and cooling water problems
  • No liquid Helium or Nitrogen filling required „„
  • Ensure peace of mind with comprehensive services, hotlines, training courses (application and programming) and onsite training
  • Over 100 validated and ready to use in vivo protocols and scan programs for mice and rats „„
  • Accurate animal positioning with the motorized animal handling system, including touchscreen operation for a simplified, precise workflow „„
  • Automated multi-stage, whole body imaging
  • Compact footprint can even fit in small labs
  • Self-shielded system, no Faraday cage necessary
  • „„No quench line required


Key Features

  • Maximum freedom for your animal experiments with a magnet bore of 17 cm
  • Support for very large rats with best-in-class free RF-coil access of 82 mm
  • Significant signal-to-noise boost in vivo of at least a factor of 3 with the MRI „„CryoProbeTM
  • Complete RF coil portfolio for mice and rats available, including coils for head, brain, cardiac, body, x-nuclei and multipurpose applications
  • Fully-featured ParaVision® preclinical user interface integrates other modalities for streamlined workflow „„
  • Upgradable with state-of-the-art PET module
  • 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
  • Best in class homogeneity of > 3 ppm for a 50 mm DSV due to solid magnet design
  • Crisp and highly resolved images with a gradient strength of up to 900 mT/m at high gradient linearity of ±3.5% (DSV 50 mm)
  • Up to 6 higher order, high power shim channels (e.g. 3750 Hz/cm2 for XZ,YZ) guarantee optimal performance for spectroscopy and MRI
  • In-house development and production of all key components (software, magnet, gradient, spectrometer, RF-coils) ensures the best performance and short repair times
  • Refrigerator service can be done on field within 30 minutes without ramping down the magnet
  • Minimal EPI ghosts thanks to the Pulse Tube cooler which has no mechanically moving parts


  • Field strength: 3 Tesla
  • Bore diameter: 17 cm
  • Homogeneity (50 mm DSV): > 3  ppm
  • Stray field (center to 0.5 mT): 0.53 / 0.94 m (radial / axial)
  • Magnet hold-time during power outage or cold water failure:
    4 hours

Cooling & Power Requirements

  • Magnet compressor cooling: water-water heat exchanger
  • Gradient cooling: water-water heat exchanger
  • Electronics cooling: air flow through cabinets
  • Typical heat dissipation to air: ~ 4.2 kW
  • Typical heat dissipation to facility water: ~ 11.0 kW


  • Gradient inner diameter: 105 mm
  • Gradient strength: 450 mT/m (900 mT/m with high power option)
  • Slew rate: 4200 T/m/s
  • Max. DC gradient strength, @ 15 °C, 8 l/min: 335 mT/m


Space Requirements

  • Max. height of instrument: 195 cm
  • Weight of instrument (including motorized animal handling system, transmitters and preamplifiers): 1350 kg
  • Min. ceiling height (needed for service only): 230 cm
  • Minimum required floor space: ca. 12 m²


Service and Life Cycle Support

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 laborator.

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