An Agilent 7/310 (7.0Tesla, 310mm bore) (Walnut Creek, CA) NMR/MRI scanner is housed adjacent to the FMRI laboratory. This system is actively shielded, cryo-cooled and offers a 4-channel, phased array for reception and an additional modular transmitter channel for up to a four transmit channels.
Three gradient inserts are available with the following specifications :
|Inner Diameter (mm)||Strength mT/m|
A wide array RF coils are available to the users for both Proton and Phosphorus imaging. These include three bird cage design quadrature coils, a millipede coil, three mult-band surface coils. Two SwiftLite animal holders are available for mice and rat imaging.
|Coil Name||ID (mm)||OD (mm)||Description|
|Morris 80||80||205||300 MHz, Quadrature|
|Morris 60 (x2)||60||300 MHz, Quadrature|
|Morris 40 (x2)||40||300 MHz, Quadrature|
|Quad 140||140||184||300 MHz, Quadrature|
|Rat coil 70||70||205||300 MHz, Quadrature|
|Millipede||40||115||300 MHz, Quadrature. “millipede” design|
|Proton Surface||20||20||Tunable, broadband: 175 MHz – 343 MHz|
|Sodium Surface||20||20||Tunable, broadband: 28 MHz – 65 MHz|
|Low band||20||20||Tunable, broadband: 54 MHz – 131 MHz|
|Rapid Rat head array||300MHz, 4-channel surface array|
MRI compatible Animal physiological monitoring (plethysmography, temperature) from SA instruments is available to users.
Surgery and Anesthesia
The control room to the scanner is also outfitted with a surgical table, sink, isoflurane vaporizer, mechanical ventilator, physiological monitoring, animal holders, an animal heater.
Two high-performance Linux servers are available for reconstruction and archival. Two Linux workstations are available for data processing. Software packages include gcc, g++, MATLAB.