Small Animal MRI Facility

Overview of Services

The Small Animal MRI Facility houses a small animal MRI scanner in the Bindley Bioscience Center located in Purdue's Discovery Park (located just south of State St. along S. Martin Jischke Drive) - a new small animal 7.0 Tesla Bruker Biospec 70/30 USR 305 mm bore horizontal axis with two actively shielded gradient systems, multiple body and surface RF coils, and Paravision and Topspin software, capable of in vivo rabbit, rat, and mouse studies at high spatial resolution.

This instrument was installed in March of 2014 and is located in the Bindley Bioscience Center in Discovery Park on the main campus of Purdue University. The 7.0T imager is available at all times during the week for trained personnel. The imager is equipped with two actively shielded gradient systems (BGA-20S and BGA-12S) with built in RT shims and a high power gradient amplifier providing strengths up to 660 mT/m. A console with a dual channel RF transmitter and dual receiver system, operated by a Linux workstation, with Paravision and Topspin software, is capable of multinuclear spectroscopy and imaging. The imager is equipped with multiple volume and surface RF coils, basic life monitoring and temperature control systems, and animal cradles. The 7.0T imager will be used for rabbit, rat, and mouse studies that require high spatial resolution.


Craig Goergen, Faculty Director

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Facility open 24 hours/day

**personnel on site as needed       


Bindley Bioscience Center

1275 3rd St.

West Lafayette, IN  47907

Links and Resources

  1. links were same for the Engineering MRI??


Name Role Phone Email Location
Gregory G Tamer, Jr.
Research Scientist
MRI Facility