We are excited to announce the successful installation of our cutting-edge GE Healthcare SIGNA Artist 1.5T wide bore MRI scanner, featuring the latest AIR Recon DL technology. Just one month after lifting the multi-ton magnet into place, we have already conducted our first scans on pigs. We’re thrilled about the possibilities this high-end technology brings in advancing pathophysiology studies in larger animal species.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays a crucial role in preclinical research. MRI is non-invasive nature, has a high spatial resolution, and the ability to provide detailed anatomical and functional information. MRI allows for the longitudinal study of disease progression and treatment effects without the need for invasive procedures. With the 1.5T magnet and advanced technology the GE Healthcare SIGNA offers detailed images of small anatomical structures. Beyond anatomical details, MR Imaging can measure physiological and biochemical processes which can be critical for understanding disease mechanisms. Furthermore, findings from preclinical MR imaging studies can often be directly translated to clinical settings, making it a powerful tool for bridging the gap between basic research and clinical applications.

GE Healthcare SIGNA Artist 1.5T wide bore MRI scanner

Our newly installed GE Healthcare SIGNA Artist 1.5T wide bore MRI scanner.

Cardiovascular diseases and beyond

MR Imaging is a vital tool in cardiovascular research due to its ability to provide detailed and comprehensive information about the heart and vascular system. We have a strong focus on imaging of pathophysiology in cardiovascular diseases, but the technology is applicable to wide range of indications including liver and brain diseases. Using relevant animal models and longitudinal study designs we can follow therapeutic interventions by non-invasive imaging. Studies can be designed to take advantage of in-depth capabilities of microsurgery to establish e.g. myocardial infarction and ischemia-reperfusion models in both rodents and larger species.

The video shows the 4-chambers images of the beating heart in a pig

Molecular Imaging

Building on more than two decades of research in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, we are proficient in conducting in vivo imaging studies with a translational focus. Our facilities include PET and SPECT imaging available for both small and large animals and a 7T Bruker preclinical MRI system for small animals. With the addition of GE Healthcare SIGNA Artist 1.5T wide bore MRI scanner, we further strengthen our position in cardiovascular research and beyond.

Contact us

Curious to learn more about our specialized services in cardiovascular diseases or explore the capabilities of our newly installed MRI scanner? Contact us to meet our specialist today: https://www.minervaimaging.com/contact-us/

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