9.4 Tesla Bruker preclinical animal MRI scanner

Eighteen partner departments from all over the UIUC contributed to the purchase of the this magnet, as did a generous gift from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.

Photo by Scott Paceley.



9.4 Tesla MRI

9.4 T Bruker 30 cm AVANCE NEO

This small animal imaging system has two gradient systems providing for high performance imaging of both medium-sized and small animals. The high-power gradient amplifier and B-GA12S HP gradient insert enable 660 mT/m per axis and 4570 T/m/s slew rate for high resolution and fast imaging.

The system is multinuclear, has dual channel transmit and 4 receiver channels. A variety of coils including a 4-channel mouse brain array and a 4-channel rat brain array coil are available for optimized imaging.

Special Announcement: 2022 Seed Grant Call

The 9.4T Bruker pre-clinical scanner is now fully operational and providing high-resolution images.  As a result, BIC is pleased to announce a call for proposals for studies that utilize the scanner.

Full RFP: https://go.beckman.illinois.edu/2022-BIC-9_4T-Seed-Call-RFP

REDCap Form for grant submissions: https://go.beckman.illinois.edu/2022-BIC-9_4T-Seed-Call

Due: December 16, 2022 at 5 pm CST

Please email bic@beckman.illinois.edu with any questions.

A look at the 9.4 Tesla space at the Beckman Institute

All photos by Scott Paceley.

9.4 Tesla scanner contact

Shreyan Majumdar, Ph.D.

Shreyan Majumdar, Ph.D.

Job title Research Scientist (9.4 Tesla MRI)

1215G Beckman Institute