MRS*PET/CT Benchtop

MRS*PET/CT Benchtop

For mice, rats and marmosets

The MRS*PET/CT Benchtop is an in-line scanner incorporating a motorised bed with a sub-millimetre precision, allowing the animal to be scanned automatically without any manual intervention from the operator.

The benchtop design from MR Solutions provides perfect co-registration of the images between each modality, thus avoiding the users having to move the animal manually from one modality to the other.

The compactness and the light weight of of the MRS*PET/CT Benchtop permits its installation on any bench and in any small or restricted environment where traditional floor standing units cannot fit. The compactness and the light weight of the MRS*PET/CT Benchtop permits its installation on any bench and in any small or restricted environment.

System Details

Main Specifications

Animal type Mice, Rats, & Marmousets
PET/CT System type Benchtop
PET component MRS*PET-CO 80 (CLIP-ON)
CT component MRS*CT BT (Benchtop)
PET CLIP-ON detachable from CT Yes
PET CLIP-ON connectable to MR Yes, for sequential PET/MR Imaging

PET Specifications

Inner Diameter / Transaxial FOV 120 mm (ID) & 80 mm (tFOV)
Axial FOV (mm)  50.4 mm – 102.48 mm – 150.40 mm
Extended axial FOV (mm) 300 mm with motorised bed
PMT & Detectors configuration Silicon PM, Continuous detectors
Crystal material & Thickness (mm) Double Layers, LYSO/LYSO, 10 mm
Spatial Resolution with 3D OSEM (mm)  0.7 mm
Depth of Interaction (DOI) Yes – true DOI
Sensitivity  Up to 12% depending on configuration
Average Energy Resolutions (%) 19%

CT Specifications

Power Output/Tube (W) 60 W
X-ray tube Voltage Range 40-60 kVp
X-ray tube Current Range  1 mA
Detector Pixel Matrix 1944 x 1536
Magnification  1,73
Spatial Resolution  50 μm
Voxel size Resolution 25 μm
Low does system Yes

Dimensions and weight with animal table

Total Weight PET/CT 170 kg
PET/CT Dimensions 730 mm (h) x 720 mm (w) x 1660 mm (l)
Animal Handling

Minerve3MRS systems use Minerve animal handling system. Much more than a simple animal bed for preclinical imagers, the Minerve system provides a well-controlled environment for handling lab animals and plays a critical role in obtaining accurate, reproducible imaging results, while also maintaining each animal’s health and the safety of the surrounding lab environment.