Animal imaging and technology core

Magnetic resonance imaging & spectroscopy at very high fields

The AIT core at the EPFL aims at developing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy capabilities at very high fields.

The core hosts 3 MR systems available at 100% for research: For humans, the world’s first active-shielded 7 tesla scanner for brain studies, supported by a patient volunteer room. For rodents, the world’s first 14 Tesla horizontal bore MRI Scanner and A 9.4 Tesla MRI system, supported by adjacent animal preparation suites for physiological monitoring and surgical interventions.

Competences include a wide range of MR contrast mechanisms, ranging from functional MRI, blood flow to multinuclear MR.