Benchtop MRI Instruments

Performance, Space, & Portability

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool for scientific and industrial applications. Our benchtop MRI instruments are optimized for scientific research as well as educational use. The compact design and the powerful software offer great opportunities in either the research or teaching laboratory.

“Research Lab” MRI

For MRI research, Pure Devices’ benchtop MRI, dubbed the “Research Lab,” is fully integrated into the MATLAB environment, which means the Research Lab can be integrated as a sensor into more complex instruments or adapted to incorporate  synchronization or control of peripherals.  The MATLAB ecosystem has thousands of additional sensors which can supplement the image information of MRI or the relaxation information of NMR.

Research Lab Benchtop MRI

Find more info about Benchtop Teaching MRI

The “Portable Lab” MRI instrument is specifically designed for laboratory classes to teach all of the basics of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Students will benefit from the hands-on examples made possible with our benchtop MRI systems. A list of experiments possible with the Portable Lab Teach-M software is below.

The Research Lab is a compact MRI instrument for advanced studies because it uses the Drive-L console which features the gradient control outputs to interface with an external gradient amplifier such as the DC-600 60 Amp current controlled gradient amplifier or a 3rd party gradient amplifier in a larger MRI instrument. The Drive-L also features digital inputs so the MRI experiment can be interfaced and tested with external devices for synchronization, control or communication with peripherals.

DC-600 Gradient Amplifier

60 A Gradient Amplifier

The DC-600 is a four channel current controlled gradient amplifier for increased gradient strength for applications such as diffusion and droplet size determinations.

RF 100 radiofrequency amplifier

100 W radiofrequency amplifier

Need to measure samples with short relaxation times? The RF-100 will shorten the 90° pulse widths to 5 µsec or below. Together with the actively damped probe option significantly shortens the dead time as well.

MRI images

MRI image of garden bean

MRI image of garden bean

MRI image honey bee

MRI image of immature honey bee

Lemon grass image

Image of lemon grass

MRI Flow image

Velocity profile for liquid dish detergent under high shear

Image of Soldier Bug

MRI Image of Soldier Bug, with permission from Prof. C. Abrahams, Trumans College, Chicago.

Transport case for easily moving Drive L and Magnet or Magspec magnets.
A second transport case may also accommodate the DC-600 or RF-100
  • Easily accommodated on a desk or lab bench
  • Portabable so it is easily moved and quickly up and running in virtually any location
  • PC with USB interface
  • Software for acquiring imaging and relaxation data
  • Low cost rental option available
  • Larmor frequency measurement
  • FID Experiment
  • Control of receiver gain
  • Spin Echo
  • Spatially selective pulses
  • Signal processing
  • T1 y T2 measurementes
  • Image acquisition with weighting
  • 1D profiles
  • Gradient Echo Imaging
Pelican Case Photo
Pelican Case to hold the both the Research Lab
plus the DC-60 or RF-100 amplifiers.



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