High field MRI research has been the focal point of the CFMM since 1994 with the majority of research focusing on human neuro imaging on the 4 Tesla whole body MRI system. In the fall of 2005 the CFMM took delivery of a brand new 9.4 Tesla, state-of-the-art, high field small animal imaging system, the first of its kind in the world. Driven by a new generation of Varian imaging/spectroscopy console, with three high duty cycle gradient coils, this system offers a wide range of application possibilities.
The 9.4 Tesla Agilent Animal MRI Scanner has a 31 cm Horizontal Bore, 4 transmitters, 16 receivers, and full broad band operation. Driven by a new generation of Agilent imaging/spectroscopy console, and with three high duty cycle gradient coils (21 cm, 12 cm and 6 cm diameter), this system offers a wide range of possibilities. A large suite of RF coils for a variety of applications and animal physiological monitoring equipment.
A few of our Team!
Miranda Bellyou, Animal Care Specialist; Dr. Ravi Menon, Director; Alex Li, MR Technologist & Team Leader