MR Core Facility

MR Core Facility offers the latest technology in MR-scanning as well as technical support and expertise to support research needs for in vivo MR imaging and spectroscopy in disease models in small animals as well as MR metabolomics of human tissue samples and body fluids and ex vivo high resolution NMR spectroscopy. In addition to providing access to MR instruments, we can facilitate in areas such as experimental planning, MR-sequence optimization, training for MR-scanning and guidance with post-processing of MR data. We also provide access to MR imaging and spectrocopy of patients and healthy volunteers, but with limited support.

The facility offer services to national and international researchers from universities, hospitals, industry and others.

We provide access to:

  • Clinical MR scanner: 3T Siemens Skyra
  • Preclinical MR scanner: 7T Bruker Biospec (small animal MRI)
  • 600MHz NMR spectrometer with Sample Jet and cryoprobe
  • 600MHz NMR spectrometer with MAS probe head
  • Bruker Minispec NMR spectrometer

More information about equipment and services.


User access and booking

Clinical MR

Access to the clinical MR system is only granted to projects after approved application. Further information about access and user requirements for the clinical MR can be found here:

Access procedure for clinical MR


Preclinical MR and NMR

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Prices are based on total cost for all users. Applications for funding must now include total cost prices; bidragspris for NTNU users and oppdragspris for others.

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Contact and Service Request

Marius Widerøe, MD, PhD
Phone: +47 73 55 13 54
Mob: +47 40 23 19 23

Visiting address
MR Core Facility
Olav Kyrres gt 11, Trondheim

Postal address
MR Core Facility
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Post box 8905
N-7491 Trondheim


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