Bruker Icon By Aspect Imaging - Online Quiz

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Bruker Icon By Aspect Imaging - Online Quiz

The following links will be helpful in helping you to answer the quiz questions: - Bruker ICON brochure, located at https://aspect. Box. Com/shared/static/bd4cd2e08b94c6d4f3c0. Pdf - Bruker ICON section of the Aspect Imaging website, located at http://www. Aspectimaging. Com/pre-clinical/product/bruker-icon - Bruker ICON applications review PowerPoint presentation, located at https://aspect. Box. Com/s/23z4s1ryy7vgik6gkkpl


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the field strength of the Bruker ICON compact MRI system, and how is this beneficial for the biologist?
    • A. 

      1 Tesla; this is the optimal field strength to perform all in vivo small animal imaging

    • B. 

      3 Tesla; this is the optimal field strength for visualizing pathology

    • C. 

      1 Tesla; this is the optimal field strength of visualizing some commonly used contrast agents and is the perfect configuration for a broad range of biological imaging applications.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What types of tissues/pathologies can be imaged with the Bruker ICON?
    • A. 

      Lungs - overall structure and pathological changes

    • B. 

      Heart - Global cardiac function and regional wall motion changes

    • C. 

      Tumors - volume and perfusion changes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What types of animals can be imaged on the Bruker ICON system?
    • A. 

      Mice only

    • B. 

      Mice and Rats only

    • C. 

      Any animal which will fit within the largest coil

    • D. 

      Any small animal used in research

  • 4. 
    What is the typical resolution for an in vivo scan on the Bruker ICON system?
    • A. 

      200μm, but it depends on how slow the animal is breathing

    • B. 

      1μm, but it depends on if contrast agents are used

    • C. 

      100μm, but it depends on the various acquisition parameters and scan time

    • D. 

      50μm, this is the resolution for all scans no matter the settings

  • 5. 
    What other software packages are available through Bruker for quantifying data from the ICON system?
    • A. 

      ParaVision is the only software offered by Bruker

    • B. 

      VivoQuant is also available for use on the ICON. It is a powerful post processing software for co-registration of images with other modalities, 3D volume quantification, and any number of other post processing tasks

    • C. 

      Diagnosoft is also available for use on the ICON. It is a powerful cardiac analysis software allowing for quantification of global cardiac function and strain analysis from Icon images

    • D. 

      Both VivoQuant and Diagnosoft are available for use on the ICON.

  • 6. 
    Can the Bruker ICON system perform both respiration and ECG-triggered imaging?
    • A. 

      No, the ICON system is not capable of performing any physiological triggering during image acquisition

    • B. 

      Yes, the ICON system can perform both respiration and ECG-triggered image acquisition

    • C. 

      No, the ICON system can only perform respiration triggered imaging

    • D. 

      No, the ICON system can only perform ECG triggered imaging

  • 7. 
    What types of imaging coils are available for the Bruker ICON system?
    • A. 

      There is currently only 1 coil available; it can be used for all imaging applications

    • B. 

      There are currently only 2 coils available; one for mice and the other for rats, to be used for imaging any anatomical structure of the respective animal

    • C. 

      There are numerous coils available; the customer can choose from any coil available from Bruker, including surface coils, cryo probes, etc.

    • D. 

      There are currently 5 coils available; there are two head coils (mouse and rat), one rat body coil, and two mouse body coils (one shorter than the other)

  • 8. 
    What type of shielding and cryogens must be in place to install/operate the Bruker ICON system?
    • A. 

      There is no shielding or cooling required to install and operate the ICON system. It is simply plugged into the wall and is ready to operate. It can even be placed next to other imaging modalities within the same room.

    • B. 

      A separate room must be prepared for the ICON system, however no cryogens are required

    • C. 

      The ICON system can be placed next to other imaging modalities, as no shielding is required. However, a constant source of cold running water is required for cooling

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What are some of the financial benefits to choosing the Bruker ICON system?
    • A. 

      The installation and siting costs are minimal

    • B. 

      The on-going maintenance costs are minimal

    • C. 

      The initial capital equipment costs are the lowest compared to all conventional high-field MRI systems

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What are some of the additional benefits of using a permanent magnet such as that in the Bruker ICON system?
    • A. 

      The magnet is self-shielded, so no additional infrastructure is required to install or shield the ICON system

    • B. 

      Being a permanent magnet, no cryogenic fluid, or other coolant is required, leading to fewer responsibilities and marginal maintenance for the owner of the system

    • C. 

      Being a permanent magnet, electricity is not required to maintain the field strength. As such, quenching is not a problem for the ICON system, leading to fewer responsibilities and marginal maintenance for the owner of the system

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Is a background in MR physics required to operate the Bruker ICON system effectively?
    • A. 

      No, a life scientist with no imaging experience can operate the system.

    • B. 

      Yes, the operator should have MR physics experience

  • 12. 
    In general, the typical ICON customer is most interested in:
    • A. 

      (A) Visualizing changes in phenotypes (anatomical or morphological)

    • B. 

      (B) Quantifying these phenotypic changes

    • C. 

      (C) The highest resolution

    • D. 

      (D) The greatest sensitivity

    • E. 

      (E) T1 images more than T2 images

    • F. 

      A and B

    • G. 

      A and C

    • H. 

      A and D

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