High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility (Huck)

Overview of Services

Initially established as the Huck Institutes Magnetic Resonance Centre in 2005, the High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Facility consists of an Bruker 7 tesla Biospec ( AVANCE III HD) and an Agilent 14.1 tesla vertical microimaging sytem for in vivo imaging, MR microscopy, and MR spectroscopy.

Both systems have four receiver channels and can acquire X-nuclei signals.

Next to the scanner rooms are animal preparation suits. Each suite has a surgical area equipped with a Summit Anesthesia System, a down/back draft table, a fume hood, and a small animal monitoring system from SAII for ECG, breath, temperature, and blood oxygenation observations. Animal housing is available on the same floor as the MRI systems. Furthermore, we have access to a Bruker 850US 20 tesla system with one of the world's highest magnetic field strengths available to MRI.

The system is housed in the Lloyd Jackman Laboratory in the Chemistry Department. An electronics suite (right now in a restructuring process) is also available to create the optimal RF resonator for each project. 


Thomas Neuberger | Core Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8am - 6pm


24/7 access for trained users              

113 Chandlee Laboratory

University Park, PA 16802


Phone: 814-863-7625                

Links and Resources

CORES (CrossLab) support, hosted by ORIS


Name Role Phone Email Location
Thomas Neuberger
Core Director
113 Chandlee Lab
Nigel Deighton
Director of Research Instrumentation
209 Life Sciences Building


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