) launched a new multimodal animal bed, specifically designed for
use in preclinical research. The new offering can be conveniently
used with other preclinical imaging systems of the company like
the BioSpec and ICON systems for MRI, Albira for PET/SPECT/CT,
SKYSCAN 1176 for micro-CT, and Xtreme for Optical Molecular
Bruker imaging systems are designed to offer standardized DICOM
export to facilitate easy and automated co-registration of
images, joint processing, and evaluation with maximum precision.
The latest multimodal animal bed introduced at the 2013 World
Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) is devised to perform multiple
imaging sessions. The flexible repositioning of the systems
between scans will help to avert the unwanted motion of the
animal during the investigation process.
A newly added feature like the integrated registration system
enables a joint reference point on each connector across Bruker's
preclinical imaging systems. This will allow data combination to
be performed through image superposition automatically and with
The quick lock connector also provides identical interfaces
for proper animal supervision and care, like anesthesia, warming,
respiratory control, 3-point ECG for heart rate, and body
temperature sensor applications. The life signals will help in
the execution gating and triggering experiments.
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Researchers and experts at the Biological Imaging of the
University of Notre Dame, Ind, welcomed the innovative animal bed
platform. With an ability to deliver rapid image fusion between
any of the eight imaging modalities within the core facility at
Notre Dame, the product is likely to propel higher orders of
non-invasive, multimodal imaging experiments across their primary
The multimodal animal bed system will initially be available with
a 30 mm cassette for mouse imaging. The company also plans to
bring in a larger cassette for rat imaging applications are on
the cards in 2014.
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