MRI facility on the Faculty website
Bruker Pharmascan 70/16
A 7.0 Tesla small animal magnetic resonance (MR) scanner was installed at the Vivarium, University of Bergen, in December 2004 and was upgraded with new hardware in December 2012.
This MR scanner can be used for non-invasive diagnostic studies on small laboratory animals (rats, mice, small fish).
Pathological and physiological processes can now be followed in a precise manner in the animal body by utilizing a set of MR imaging techniques combining visualisation of anatomy, diffusion, perfusion, and MR spectroscopy.
The MR machine is specifically suitable for performing longitudinal studies of disease development and treatment efficacy.
Technical details about the MRI scanner, operating software, animal monitoring equipment etc.
Check out this page if you are planning on doing MRI experiments. Remember that you need to receive training before you can do experiments on your own, so please plan ahead.
This page has a lot of information on the operation of the 7T scanner, scanning protocols and pulse sequences, data transfer and analysis, animal physiology and anaesthesia, training, safety, how to register as a user, etc.
Takes you directly to MIC's booking website.
Contains links to lecture material from an in-depth course in small animal MRI.
Information about some of the research groups who have used the MR scanner in the past.