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.


L1002-1004 & 1037, 10/F, Laboratory Block
LKS Faculty of Medicine
21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam
Hong Kong

The MR Engineering/Data Analysis Lab located in the main campus serves as the core facility for improving MR imaging technology. We develop novel fast MR imaging, artefact removal and reconstruction techniques in this laboratory.


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

Other Facilities

With access to 3T MRI Human Scanner

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