Instruments

Bruker BioSpec Avance III 94/20 Preclinical MRI

The MRI facility at the UNSW’s BRIL is one of the most powerful small-animal MRIs in Australia and is able to provide users with state-of-the-art small animal and sample imaging, and MRI biomarker assessment. As part of the National Imaging Facility the scanner can be accessed by researchers from institutions from all over the country.

EchoMRI Body Composition Analyzer

The EchoMRI-900 uses the principle of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to 
measure the fat, lean, free water and total water mass of a mouse or rat.

Faxitron MX-20

The Faxitron MX-20 is a self contained bench-top x-ray cabinet which produces digital 2D radiographs in either png or jpg file formats. It has 5 magnification levels and laser guide for sample alignment.

Inveon MicroPET-CT

The Inveon μCT uses multiple axial x-rays of the animal to generate cross-sectional information or 3-dimensional reconstructions of the animal or parts of the animal. The μPET uses an LSO detector for fast scintillation decay time, high light output and effective atomic number.

IVIS Lumina and IVIS SpectrumCT

The IVIS Lumina provides a highly sensitive means to image fluorescent and/or bioluminescent reporters in vivo and in vitro. The IVIS SpectrumCT expands upon optical imaging capabilities as well as providing a microCT capability for anatomical referencing.

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography

Optoacoustic or photoacoustic imaging is a new, cutting-edge imaging technique which detects ultrasound waves following light absorption from specific molecules.  This technique allows molecules with different spectral profile to be detected.

Muromachi Microwave Fixation System

The Muromachi microwave fixation system offers an effective way to inactivate these enzymes in the intact specimen.

Precision X-ray X-Rad 320 Biological Irradiator

The X-Rad 320 is a self contained biological irradiator for in vivo and in vitro applications.

VisualSonics Vevo 2100 Ultrasound

The VisualSonics Vevo2100 uses the new solid-state transducers which offer higher resolution at multiple focal depths. The system offers superior resolution down to 30μm, a wide range of frequencies (13-56 MHz) and a large field of view. Importantly, the Vevo2100 offers a comprehensive imaging and processing packing.