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Agilent 9.4T MRI small animal scanner

Also known as: MBI 9.4T MRI
Monash University
Monash Biomedical Imaging (Managed by)
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Contact Information

Street Address:
Monash Biomedical Imaging
762-772 Blackburn Road
Ph: 03 9905 0100

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Access rights

All users need to complete a Project Application form, providing details of project name, Chief Investigator, fund numbers and other details. All projects require a current approved Monash University ethics application.

Full description

Agilent 9.4T MRI small animal scanner

210 mm  7T scanner manufactured by Agilent

Technical details:

  • 1H 63/108 mm coil designed as a standard 16-element coil with 6 cm sample diameter, which is suitable for small animals imaging
  • 20 mm surface coil kit includes:
    • 20 mm surface coil 1H-19F (370-420 MHz)
    • 20 mm surface coil 31P-13C (75-170MHz)
    • 20 mm surface coil 2H-15N (39-82MHz).


The coil design is a single-loop or multiple-loop with 20 mm diameter, suitable for small animal MRI/MRS applications.

  • 1H 72/119 mm volume Coil
  • 1H phased array coil for rat heart with integrated low noise and high input impedance preamplifiers

The 9.4T animal MRI system (Agilent) is a flexible and adaptable magnetic resonance imaging scanner for pre-clinical imaging and research. The system has an intuitive user interface and a flexible programming environment and can carry out a wide range of pre-clinical imaging functions. The ultra high magnetic field provides structural and functional images with higher resolution in comparison with clinical MRI. It can be used for brain, abdominal, cardiovascular, muscular and articular, as well as dynamic molecular imaging.

How do I get access?

Instrument bookings

All MBI bookings are now made on the Australian Research Infrastructure Network (ARIN) online booking system.

Booking an instrument on ARIN

We create an ARIN account for all current MBI users. However, if you do not have an account please contact us and we will create one for you. (Note if you already have an ARIN account in use for another facility you do not need to create a new one, but we need to give you MBI access).

Click here to download instructions or

  1. Click here to go to MBI bookings on ARIN and log in using your ARIN username.
  2. Select Monash University (Institution), and Monash Biomedical Imaging (Facility).
  3. Select your MBI project (Project) and the Chief Investigator (if there is more than one). The funding source should automatically populate.
  4. Choose an instrument (Instruments) and the type of booking you require (Assistance level) - this will normally be assisted or unassisted.
  5. Select the appropriate time and date.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select 'make reservation'

HINT: Before "making a reservation" save the booking as a "favourite". Then when you come to make another booking for the same project choose "Dashboard" on the left side menu and choose the name of your "favourite" and click on the magnifing glass. The details will automatically populate. You can then change the time and date for your booking.

Please contact the MBI Manager at or ph: 03 9905 0100 if you require further assistance accessing the facilities.

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