Nanoscan® 3T MRI

The nanoScan® MRI systems are equipped with a state-of-the-art cryogen-free superconducting magnet. Thanks to its translational 3T, the system enables high end in vivo imaging applications of small animals while having very low installation and maintenance requirements. Uniquely on the preclinical market, the Pulse Tube cryocooler is mounted on the back of the scanner to minimize vibrations thus delivering ghost-free EPI images. The system is particularly adapted for high-end MRI experiments such as neuroimaging or spectroscopy, and is suitable for examinations requiring greater sensitivity, including brain imaging.

MRI preclinical 3T system


The MRI systems are also available in a combination with NanoScan® PET as PET/MRI systems. The 3T MRI preclinical system is based on the Cameleon4 technology.




Field strength3.0 Tesla (1H 128MHz) clinical field
MagnetSuperconducting cryogen free
Free access
Usable access
160 mm
72 mm rat, 42 mm mouse
Residual field strength
5 Gauss line
< 80 cm axial
< 60 cm radial
Bore size17 cm
+/- 0.5 ppm more than 50 mm DSV
+/- 1 ppm more than 60 mm DSV
Gradient power
Gradient strength
Gradient coil innner diameter
450 mT/m
Up to 1000mT/m
101 mm
SoftwareNucline is an ergonomic interface, easily handled by biologists.
Magnet weight
Total weight
< 250 kg
> 450 kg
Space requiredNo need to have a dedicated room
Quench protectionYes, with SmartMagnet
Faraday cage needed?No, the system is self-shielded

Application example

MRI gradient echo image

Example of a 3T MRI Gradient Echo acquisition of a veal foetus

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