Bruker BioSpec 94/30 US/R MRI

    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    • Location

      CMCA@Perkins Level 3 Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research 6 Verdun St Perth WA 6009

      Australia

    Description

    A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instrument from Bruker BioSpin, GmbH using an Avance III HD console enables non-invasive imaging of samples with non-ionising radiation. MRI can rapidly provide excellent in-vivo soft-tissue image contrast for qualitative analyses, 3D images for quantitative volumetric measurements, and access to parameter maps (for example, MR relaxation, diffusion, flow) related to underlying tissue structure. Rapid imaging techniques can also be used to study dynamic processes, such as the cardiac cycle.

    A wide range of MRI experiments are available to study organ function, including blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) contrast (commonly used for functional MRI), perfusion, and vascular imaging. In addition, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) enables in-vivo NMR spectroscopy measurements to be made from predefined volumes of interest, and facilitates the linkage of underlying biochemical processes to disease progression, treatment and the like.

    MRI studies on nuclei other than protons (H-1) are also possible, including F-19, Na-23, and P-31.

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    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Biochemical Phenomena
    Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    Nonionizing Radiation
    Perfusion Imaging
    Blood Vessels
    Disease Progression
    Protons