Our research requires state-of-the-art equipment. Below you can find a list of the equipment MEDISIP owns to carry out our experiments. If you have any questions or are interested in using our equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can find our e-mail or phone numbers in the Staff section of this website. Contact persons are Stefaan Vandenberghe, Christian Vanhove and Roel Van Holen.
BrainAmp MR Plus
System: BrainAmp MR Plus
Manufacturer: Brain Products
Description: Enables simultaneous EEG-fMRI recording to investigate the electrophysiological as well as the hemodynamic information of cerebral dynamics.
IVIS Lumina II
System: Optical Imaging
Description:The IVIS Lumina II is capable of imaging both fluorescent and bioluminescent reporters. The system is equipped with up to 21 filter sets that can be used to image reporters that emit from green to near-infrared. An adjustable field of view from 5 – 12.5 cm allows imaging of up to 5 mice or 2 medium size rats. The Lumina II can also accommodate Petri dishes or micro-titer plates for in vitro imaging. The system includes animal handling features such as a heated stage, gas anesthesia connections and ECG monitoring.
System: small animal ultrasound
Description: 30 µm resolution, up to 1000 fps
System: small animal radiation research platform (SARRP)
Description: A nozzle-shaped collimator with interchangeable inserts providing circular radiation field sizes of approximately 0.5 and 1 mm in diameter and rectangular fields of 3 x 3, 5 x 5 and 3 x 9 mm for high-precision, small-field, conformal irradiations
Bruker BioSpin PharmaScan® 70/16
System: 7 Tesla small animal MRI
Manufacturer: Bruker BioSpin
Description:Up to 50 µm structural resolution for excellent soft-tissue contrast. - rat head / mouse whole body Tx/Rx volume coil (40 mm ID) - rat whole body Tx/Rx volume coil (72 mm ID) - rat brain surface coil (Rx only) - mini flex loop coil (2 cm, Rx only)
FLEX TRIUMPH II
System: small animal PET/SPECT/CT
Manufacturer: Gamma Medica
Description: The system can combine up to three different imaging modalities (PET, SPECT, CT) in a single platform
U SPECT II
System: small animal SPECT
Description: Up to 0.35 mm spatial and sub-minute temporal resolution / gated and listmode acquisitions of organs or whole body / high sensitivity: 75 pinholes / collimators: mouse (0.35 and 0.6mm) rat (1mm) dedicated rat brain collimator (0.6mm)