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UVA Purchases New, State-of-the-Art 9.4T MRI System for Rodent Imaging and Spectroscopy

July 20, 2021 by bs9ey@virginia.edu   |   Leave a Comment

UVA Radiology Research faculty Dr. Stuart Berr and R. Jack Roy stand with the new Bruker BioSpec 94/20 9.4T MRI system for rodent imaging and spectroscopy

Dr. Stuart Berr and R. Jack Roy stand with the new Bruker BioSpec 94/20 9.4T MRI

The University of Virginia (UVA) has built a strong program around magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of small animals over the past thirty years. Manufacturer support has ended for our current Siemens/Bruker ClinScan 7T MRI that supports a large number of NIH funded projects. The ClinScan was purchased in 2007 with funds from a NIH High-End Instrumentation grant.

We recently received a $2 million NIH grant (Dr. Stuart Berr, primary investigator) to purchase a new, state-of-the-art Bruker BioSpec 94/20 9.4T MRI system for rodent imaging and spectroscopy. This new high-field, high-performance system will allow us to make additional measurements that are not feasible with the 14-year old 7T ClinScan. The UVA School of Medicine provided an additional $1.5M for the purchase and space renovation needed for the new MRI.

The new MRI became operational in summer 2021.

 

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