Rat Head Phased Arrays


  • 2-channel and 4-channel* version available
  • anatomical shape for optimized receive homogeneity and SNR
  • supporting parallel imaging experiments
  • compatible with RAPID Biomedical stereotactic rat holders
  •  mechanically adapted to RAPID rat holder LHRXGS-00563
  • compatible with both dedicated animal or whole body scanners to allow pharmacological studies on contrast agents at a field strength of clinical relevance

* 4 channels recommended for parallel imaging techniques only



surface coil array for 1H imaging of small animals



2- or 4-channel array
actively decoupled
fixed tuned

high input impedance
low noise (NF < 1 dB)

B0 field strength:  1.5 T to 12 T

down to 50 mm x 16 mm

required equipment:  

2- resp. 4-channel receiver system

pin diode driver

actively decoupled volume transmit coil

extras:  available for non-proton studies upon request


J.-F. Thibodeau et.al.: Vascular Smooth Muscle-Specific EP4 Receptor Deletion
in Mice Exacerbates Angiotensin II-Induced Renal Injury.
ANTIOXIDANTS & REDOX SIGNALING, Volume 25 / Number 12, DOI: 10.1089/ars.2015.6592, 642-657 (2016)
with RAPID Biomedical 4-channel rat head array # P-H04LE-070-01193

G.O. Cron et.al.: Patients with High Blood Pressure Should Avoid Aspirin: Reduced Renal Perfusion in Hypertensive EP4 Knockout Mice.
Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med., 23,  1575 (2015)
with RAPID Biomedical 4-channel rat head array # P-H04LE-070-01193 V01

J. Ramu et.al.: Longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging of the rat brain after hexachlorophene exposure.
Elsevier NeuroToxicology,56, 225–232 (2016)
with RAPID Biomedical 4-channel rat head array # P-H04LE-070-01276-002 V02

J. Bolcaen et.al.: 18F-fluormethylcholine (FCho), 18F-fluorethyltyrosine (FET), and 18F-fluordeoxyglucose (FDG) for the discrimination between high-grade glioma and radiation necroses in rats: A PET study.
Nuclear Medicine and Biology, doi.org/10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2014.07.006 (2014)

J. Bolcaen et.al.: MRI-guided 3D conformal arc micro-irradiation of a F98 glioblastoma rat model using the Smal Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP).
J Neurooncol, 120:257–266, DOI 10.1007/s11060-014-1552-9 (2014)
both with RAPID Biomedical volume transmit coil # V-HLS-070-01405-001 V01 and 2-channel rat head array # P-H02LE-070-00879-044 V02


rat head coil array


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