Preclinical Imaging Core

Small Animal Imaging for intra- and extramural researchers

The Preclinical Imaging Core (PIC) facility aims to promote Small Animal Imaging for all researchers.

PIC facility houses:

  1. a 31cm bore size 9.4T Agilent MRI system that can provide the full support of MRS and MRI studies in small animals (including mouse, rat, rabbit);
  2. a 129Xe hyperpolarizer that provides high-purity, hyperpolarized 129Xe for gas phase magnetic resonance studies;
  3. a 11.7T MRI/NMR spectrometer providing the capability of super high-resolution micro-imaging;
  4. two sets of isofluorane anesthesia system, body temperature control, and vital signs monitoring system were installed;
  5. two sets of home-designed isolation chamber systems for infected animals and animals from extramural research projects.