Facilities

7T MRI Laboratory

Location : LB1002-1004 & 1037, 10/F., Laboratory Block, LKS Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

                     High-field 7 Tesla NMR imaging scanner [Bruker BioSpin MRI PharmaScan® 70/16 - 7.0 T (300 MHz 1H)]

The central equipment in the BISP lab is a 7T PharmaScan, a high-field NMR imaging system. It is manufactured by the world’s leading vendor in NMR technology - Bruker Biospin GmbH, Germany. This equipment offers the most advanced capabilities to study soft tissue structures and functions in rodents. It consists of an actively shielded 7 Tesla horizontal superconducting magnet with a 16 cm bore.

The system is tailored for microscopic, spectroscopic, water diffusion, dynamic cardiac, hemodynamic, a warm bore, and functional imaging.
It provides the following imaging capabilities:

- Conventional NMR imaging methods (GE, SE, RARE, DWI, with various contrast modules)
- Advanced NMR imaging methods and software (EPI, and angiograph)
- Advanced spectroscopic imaging methods (PRESS, STEAM, and CSI)
- Advanced data processing software package (2D and 3D image processing, and data manager)
- Hardware dedicated for imaging mice and rats (animal handling & physiologic monitoring)

These imaging capabilities permit the state-of-the-art in vivo NMR study of various organs and systems, including but not limited to brain, heart, liver, kidney, muscle, and cartilage, etc.

Data Analysis Lab

Location : Room 513, Chow Yei Ching Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (Main Campus)

BISP Laboratory
Location : LG 3-12, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

With access to 3T MRI Human Scanner
Location : G/F., Patrick Manson Building, 7 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong