Physiological Monitoring

Small animal imaging facility

In vivo monitoring equipment

The three spectrometers operating at 4.7T, 7T and 11.75T available for in vivo mouse and rat (4.7 and 7T only) MRI and NMR spectroscopy are equipped with dedicated animal holders with full physiological monitoring (temperature, respiration, ECG), heating systems and inhalation anesthesia via isoflurane vaporizers and appropriate waste scavenging systems. The 7T is also equipped with a rapid animal positioning system.
In addition to the MRI scanner rooms, the animal facility is also outfitted with a fully equipped surgery room separated from appropriate animal housing rooms, as it is required by the French and EU legislation on the protection and welfare of laboratory animals.

The following is an inventory of the available monitoring equipment and its location:

PharmaScan 7T

Small Animal Monitoring & Gating System (SA Instruments)
Waste gas scavenging system
Air compressor/pump Isoflurane vaporizer Tec 7
Cryoprobe mouse holder equipped with ear bars, toothbar, anesthesia mask, heat pad, optic fiber temperature probe and respiration pillow
Bench-top circulating water bath for animal heating
Mouse and rat holders equipped with ear bars, toothbar, anesthesia mask, heat pad, optic fiber temperature probe and respiration pillow

Vertical bore microimaging system 11.7 T

Isoflurane vaporizer (Univentor)
Waste gas scavenging system