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  • Achieva 1.5T MRI: Actively-shielded whole body 1.5T system running a full complement of hardware and software options including comprehensive cardiac, neurovascular and whole body angiography applications The 1.5 T MRI system is fitted with “Nova Dual” gradients that are capable of producing 66 mT/m peak and a maximum slew rate of 180 mT/m/ms. The advanced, fully-digital spectrometer has 16 independent receive channels. The spectrometer calculates waveforms for the gradients and the 18kW RF amplifier on the fly, and we have full flexibility to generate custom RF pulses of our own design. We have dedicated surface coils (both single element and phased array, for SENSE imaging), and an array of volume coils which allow high signal imaging at fields of view ranging from 1 cm to 53 cm. The system is networked via standard Windows filesharing for data transfer, but it is also fully DICOM compatible. In addition to our own custom-designed image processing software on PCs, we have two Philips ViewForums dedicated image post processing stations based on SUN architecture as well as the proprietary Philips Research Image Processing and Development Environment (PRIDE) running under IDL (RSI, Inc.) on multiple systems.
  • Achieva 3.0 T MRI Actively-shielded whole body 3.0 T system employs the newest, fully digital real-time spectrometer with a 3 MHz bandwidth and 16 independent RF channels. Equipped with Quasar Dual gradients, the system has a maximum gradient strength of 80 mT/m and a maximum slew rate of 200 mT/m/ms. It has the multi-nuclear spectroscopy and imaging options, including higher order shimming capabilities. With a full complement of surface and volume coils (including SENSE enabled phased array coils), the system provides fields of view ranging from 0.5 cm to 43 cm. Fully DICOM compatible, this system can interact with most existing image processing packages, but also has onboard image processing functionalities. In addition to our own custom-designed image processing software on PCs, we have one Philips Easyvision dedicated image post processing station based on SUN architecture and four Philips Viewforum workstations based on Intel/Windows architecture. These workstations have the latest software available for viewing and processing not only MR images, but also DICOM images from any modality.
  • Radiochemistry: Philips Medical/ADAC Genesys Gamma Camera with EPIC Detector, a Perkin-Elmer Wizard 1480 automated multi-well gamma counter, and a Capintec CRC-15R dose calibrator; and Beckman Coulter System Gold HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography);
  • Acoustic Microscopes: We have also designed and built 2 acoustic microscopes that provide high frequency, high-resolution ultrasonic interrogation of biological materials at very rapid rates of data acquisition. This system comprises a Unidex-12 Motion Controller (Aerotech Co.), with three linear positioning stages and one rotatory stage, outfitted with optical encoders for accurate and reproducible positioning. A Tektronix DSA-601 digitizing oscilloscope capable of recording signals at 20 gigasamples/second with 14-bit resolution, Panametrics 5900 200MHz pulser/receiver, Stanford Research Systems delay/pulse generator with 1 picosecond resolution, and Panametrics immersion transducers with center frequencies ranging from 5-100 MHz. Other digitizers include RTD 720 (1 gigasamples / sec) and Gage 7500 Compuscope (500Msamples/sec).
  • CyAn ADP High-Performance Flow Cytometer: The CyAn ADP Analyzer is the next step in advanced digital processing with enhanced detection for flow cytometry. The CyAn ADP has state-of-the-art optics, electronics, and fluidics offering automated compensation with the highest acquisition rates. Our model accommodates a diverse range of applications, with 9 standard parameters and 7 colors.
  • Biacore X100: The Biacore X100 provides label-free protein interaction analysis leading to unique and comprehensive data on the interactions between biomolecules. It’s features include: Quantitative kinetic analysis (rate constants), quantitative determination of affinity constants, determination of binding specificity (yes/no), concentration analysis.

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