Infrastructure

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

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BrainAmp MR Plus
Enables simultaneous EEG-fMRI recording to investigate the electrophysiological as well as the hemodynamic information of cerebral dynamicsRead more

U-SPECT II

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U-SPECT II
Small animal SPECT system. 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) Read more

Rat box training system

Bussey-Saksida rat touch screen chamber

Bussey-Saksida rat touch screen chamber package
The Bussey-Saksida rat touch screen chamber is designed for the efficient and high-throughput cognitive evaluation of rodents. Our system includes the 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time (5CSRT) and 5-Choice Continuous Performance Test (5CCPT). The 5CSRT task requires the rodent to respond to brief visual stimuli presented randomly in one of 5 locations. This task in rodents is sensitive to cortical manipulations, especially those involving prefrontal cortex, and is highly dependent on cholinergic transmission. Like the 5CSRT task, the 5CCPT task requires the rodent to respond to a brief visual stimulus presented randomly in one of 5 locations. In addition some trials present visual stimuli in all five locations together and for these trials the subject must learn to withhold a response. This go/no-go task measures both attentional and inhibitory systems within a single task paradigm, enabling the assessment of vigilance. Read more

FLEX TRIUMPH II

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FLEX TRIUMPH II
This small animal system can combine up to three different imaging modalities (PET, SPECT, CT) in a single platform Read more

BioSpin PharmaScan

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BioSpin PharmaScan
A 7 Tesla small animal MRI system. 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) Read more

Xstrahl SARRP

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Xstrahl SARRP
A small animal radiation research platform (SARRP). 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 Read more

VEVO 2100

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VEVO 2100
The VEVO 2100 is a small animal ultrasound system with 30 µm resolution, up to 1000 fps Read more

IVIS Lumina II

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IVIS Lumina II
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. Read more