Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRI/S)

The MagLab has state-of-the art facilities to conduct MRI/S, diffusion and in vivo studies at record-high magnetic fields.

In Tallahassee, we have vertical widebore magnets that are capable of performing MR microimaging for both in vivo, in vitro and materials applications. They are equipped with Bruker Avance spectrometers and widebore imaging gradients providing diameters up to 63 mm on the 21.1 T magnet.

In Gainesville, we have a 750 MHz (17.6 tesla) widebore (89-mm) system for microimaging and in vivo imaging and spectroscopy with a 600 MHz (14 tesla) standard bore (52-mm) system for microimaging. Both systems are Bruker Avance consoles. There are two horizontal scanners (4.7 T/33 cm and 11.1 T/40 cm) dedicated for animal imaging, and a 3 tesla human scanner for translational studies.

External users can utilize animal facilities and technicians at both locations.

  • Techniques & Capabilities

  • Scanners

  • 900 MHz 105 mm NMR Magnet

    At 21.1 tesla, this is the strongest MRI scanner in the world for small animals. It is located in the MagLab's Tallahassee headquarters.

  • 830 MHz 31 mm NMR Magnet

    This instrument is located at the lab's NMR-MRI/S Facility near Florida State University in Tallahassee.

  • 750 MHz 89 mm NMR & MRI/S System

    This instrument is located at the MagLab's AMRIS Facility at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

  • 600 MHz 51 mm NMR & MRI/S System

    This instrument is located at the MagLab's AMRIS Facility at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

  • 500 MHz 89 mm NMR Magnet

    This instrument is located near the MagLab's Tallahassee headquarters at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

  • 11.1 Tesla 40 cm MRI/S System

    This instrument is located at the MagLab's AMRIS Facility at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

  • 4.7 Tesla 33 cm MRI/S System

    This instrument is located at the MagLab's AMRIS Facility at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

  • 3 Tesla 90 cm MRI Scanner

    This instrument is located at the MagLab's AMRIS Facility at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Staff Contacts

For more information please contact:

  • Sam Grant (Tallahassee)
  • Joanna Long (Gainesville)
  • Tom Mareci (Gainesville)
  • Jens Rosenberg (Tallahassee)
  • Victor Schepkin (Tallahassee)
  • Glenn Walter (Gainesville)
  • Huadong Zeng (Gainesville)
  • Last modified on 17 September 2014