BioImaging Core Facility Overview PDF Print

BioImaging Core Facility

State-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and MRI live animal imaging systems.

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  • Bruker 600 MHz Wide-Bore Solid-State 14T NMR and Multichannel Heteronuclear Microimaging Spectrometer
  • Bruker Pharmascan 16cm 7T Horizontal MRI / MRS system

The Imaging equipment is supported by trained animal care technicians from the bioresearch Core facility and research animals are cared for in a short-term and a long-term transient housing rooms provided with highly sophisticated, barrier housing systems.  Multiple anesthesia systems and telemetry equipment are available.  All procedures are reviewed by the Rensselaer Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - and the attending veterinarian.

Fully outfitted sample and subject preparation workspaces also are available. Additional fees may be incurred for bioresearch animal technician assistance.

Other Equipment

Scanco Medical Viva CT40 is a high speed in vivo micro CT scanner ideal for resolving dense tissues including bone, contrast-enhanced structures such as vasculature, and soft tissue. The system includes software capable of data acquisition, online/offline reconstruction, 2D & 3D analysis and reconstruction, 3D visualization & animation, and archiving.


Additional NMR Resources

For more information, please contact:

Scott A. McCallum, Ph.D.
Director, NMR and BioImaging Core
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Room 2149
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

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Office phone:  518-276-2856
NMR Lab phone:  518-276-4286  
Fax: 518-276-2851