Preclinical Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) scanner

Three-dimensional images at millisecond intervals, providing the potential for real-time 3D imaging in vivo

MPI is a tomographic imaging technique that detects the magnetic properties of iron-oxide nanoparticles injected into the bloodstream to produce threedimensional images. The new technology, invented by Philips, and first introduced in a 2005 Nature paper, gave rise to a high aspirations for a new era in biological imaging.

Now Bruker has combined its expertise in technological innovation with its passion for pushing the boundaries of understanding, and launched the previously only envisioned possibilities to the imaging community.

1,000 Times Faster Than PET
With MPI, imaging of up to 46 volumes per second can be performed, allowing real time imaging of biological processes at an equal or higher spatial resolution than with PET.

100% Animal Visualization
MPI measures the 3D distribution of injected iron oxide nanoparticles using a 25 kHz RF signal. This signal can easily be recorded from any depth within the animal allowing complete flexiblity in choosing areas of interest.

100% User-Friendly
Bruker’s MPI System incorporates ParaVision® 6 and accommodates Bruker‘s multi-modal bed, providing a seamless transition of your animal to and from your
Bruker MRI system.

Unimagined Temporal Resolution
The ability to acquire high time-resolution images in a matter of milliseconds allows for novel applications in medical and industrial research and ultimately patient
care in which temporal resolution is key.

Real time 3D Magnetic Particle Imaging (3D MPI) based on acquisition of 46 frames per second.

Visit our MPI hub to watch informative videos, read scientific literature and learn more about the collaboration between Bruker and Philips.

Partnering in Innovation

The result of an exclusive collaboration, the MPI system combines Bruker’s leading expertise in analytical magnetic resonance instruments and preclinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with Philips’ unique strengths in medical imaging.

MPI is a completely new preclinical imaging technique with enormous potential to deliver new insights into disease processes at the organ, cellular and molecular level. With the new MPI system, Bruker further complements its extensive preclinical imaging product portfolio that includes MRI, PET, SPECT, micro-CT, optical molecular imaging and X-ray.


  • Powerful drive, selection, and focus field technologies ParaVision® acquisition and processing platform with DICOM export and import
  • Full 3D imaging and segmented acquisition capability
  • Bolus injection triggering via ParaVision®
  • Bruker’s multi-modality animal handling system
  • 12 cm free access for imaging of mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits
  • Bruker AVANCE™ III / MPI technology
  • Recommended morphology reference: Desktop MRI ICON™
Temporal evolution of the MPI signal within the field of view during a rat heart bolus injection measurement. The inflow of the contrast agentinto the field of view around the heart is seen approximately 2 seconds after the start of injection.
The ParaVision 6 Interface for MPI Measurements
4,000 repetitions in less than 90 seconds.

MPI is a tomographic imaging technique that detects the magnetic properties of iron-oxide nanoparticles injected into the bloodstream to produce three-dimensional images MPI PreClinical Brochure