The Core Facility Small Animal Imaging is a member of the Centre for Translational Imaging - From Molecule to Man (MoMAN) that coordinates imaging activities among different researchs units at Ulm University and Medical Center. The Core Facility has a dedicated high-field small animal MRI system with a field strength of 11.7T. The MRI system is suitable for non-invasive investigations on mice and rats. Investigations on larger animals can be performed on a 3T research MRI. If required, it is possible to perform in cooperation with other institutes multimodal imaging studies.
The Facility provides expertise in the field of non-invasive imaging, data analysis and interpretation, experiment design and execution and application.
11.7T Small animal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Field strength: 11.7T and Gradient strength: 750 mT/m
- Slew rate: 6660 T/m/s
- Inner hole diameter: 16 cm
- 1H, 13C, 19F, 23Na, and 31P Imaging and spectroscopy
- < 100 µm spatial resolution
- Wide range of highly sensitive receiver coils
- MR spectroscopy for studies of metabolic processes
- PET/MR/CT image fusion