9.4 Tesla






    • T1 and T2 weighted MRI
    • BOLD fMRI
    • Diffusion imaging (DTI/DSI)
    • Arterial spin labeling (CASL)
    • 1H spectroscopy installation, including CSI
    • Multinuclear capabilities, 13C, 31P, 19F, 15N, 6Li, etc.
    • Phase imaging 


  • Control Room
  • Technical Room

Selected publications

  1. Mlynarik V., Gambarota G., Frenkel H. and Gruetter R. (2006) Localized short-echo-time proton MR spectroscopy with full signal-intensity acquisition. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 56, 965-970.
  2. Comment A., van den Brandt B., Uffmann K., Kurdzesau F., Jannin S., Konter J. A., Hautle P., Wenckebach W. T. H., Gruetter R. and van der Klink J. J. (2007) Design and performance of a DNP prepolarizer coupled to a rodent MRI scanner. Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B-Magnetic Resonance Engineering 31B, 255-269.
  3. Just N., Petersen C. and Gruetter R. (2010) BOLD responses to trigeminal nerve stimulation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 28, 1143-1151.
  4. Cudalbu C., Comment A., Kurdzesau F., van Heeswijk R. B., Uffmann K., Jannin S., Denisov V., Kirik D. and Gruetter R. (2010) Feasibility of in vivo (15)N MRS detection of hyperpolarized (15)N labeled choline in rats. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12, 5818-5823.
  5. Frigerio F., Karaca M., De Roo M., Mlynarik V., Skytt D. M., Carobbio S., Pajecka K., Waagepetersen H. S., Gruetter R., Muller D. and Maechler P. (2012) Deletion of glutamate dehydrogenase 1 (Glud1) in the central nervous system affects glutamate handling without altering synaptic transmission. J Neurochem 123, 342-348.
  6. van de Looij Y., Lodygensky G. A., Dean J., Lazeyras F., Hagberg H., Kjellmer I., Mallard C., Huppi P. S. and Sizonenko S. V. (2012) High-field diffusion tensor imaging characterization of cerebral white matter injury in lipopolysaccharide-exposed fetal sheep. Pediatr Res 72, 285-292.
  7. van Heeswijk R. B., Pilloud Y., Flogel U., Schwitter J. and Stuber M. (2012) Fluorine-19 magnetic resonance angiography of the mouse. Plos One 7, e42236.

Technical specifications


The 9.4 Tesla/31 cm active-shield (AS) magnet is the first ultra-wide bore 9.4 Tesla horizontal bore magnet for biomedical imaging research in continental Europe. The picture shows the magnet in its final position, ramped to field and shimmed to 2.8ppm over 14cm dsv. The system is mainly used for rodent MR investigations. The operating console was provided by Varian Inc. (Palo Alto, CA).
Magnet Magnex Scientific 9.4 Tesla / 310 mm Bore
Actively Shielded Magnet System
Length of cryostat
1900 mm
Diameter of cryostat 2380 mm
Weight of cryostat (excluding cryogens)  
Nominal operating current 181 Amps
Energy stored 13.6 MJ
Console Varian VNMRS