Preclinical Imaging Facility

Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities GmbH (VBCF)

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

The Preclinical Imaging Facility offers ultrahigh field magnetic resonance imaging at 15.2 T for advanced anatomical and functional characterization of transgenic (mouse) models, both for whole animal screening and for focusing on specific organs. Special expertise and support is provided in qualitative and quantitative image analysis.

Contact Person

Jelena Zinnanti

Research Services

• Anatomical characterization of organ systems (from development to adulthood)
• Axonal fiber Track tracing (diffusion tensor and HARDI) & Myelin imaging
• Brain connectivity using Mn2+ as axonal retrograde tract tracer
• Preclinical Stroke models
• Preclinical models of neurodegenerative disorders
• Preclinical Tumor models
• Preclinical models of metabolic disorders
• Musculoskeletal imaging (normal development and disorders)
• Quantitative perfusion-weighted MRI for blood flow assessment (arterial spin labeling, DSC, DCE)
• Cardiac imaging (intraGate FLASH)
• Functional MRI (fMRI), using BOLD or blood volume changes
• 19F cell labeling and tracking
• Plant imaging

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

• Ultra-high resolution MR data acquisition (15.2 T Bruker BioSpec)
• 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (15.2 T Bruker BioSpec)
• Image analysis and data processing


Jelena Zinnanti
Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF)
+43 1 7962324 7010
The Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF) is a research institute providing access to state of the art infrastructure and advanced research services on a fee-for-service basis. Additionally, VBCF core facilities are open to all forms of scientific cooperation. Information on general conditions of cooperation and usage fees is provided upon request.