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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

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 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. This field strength is beneficial for biologists because it allows for effective visualization of commonly used contrast agents, which are substances used to enhance the visibility of specific tissues or structures in medical imaging. Additionally, the 1 Tesla field strength is versatile and suitable for a wide range of biological imaging applications, making it a valuable tool for biologists in their research and diagnostic work.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Bruker ICON can image various types of tissues and pathologies, including the lungs for overall structure and pathological changes, the heart for global cardiac function and regional wall motion changes, and tumors for volume and perfusion changes. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Any animal which will fit within the largest coil
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Any animal which will fit within the largest coil." This means that the Bruker ICON system can image any type of animal as long as it can fit within the largest coil of the system. This suggests that the system is versatile and can accommodate animals of different sizes, not just limited to mice or rats.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 100μm, but it depends on the various acquisition parameters and scan time
    Explanation
    The typical resolution for an in vivo scan on the Bruker ICON system is 100μm. However, this resolution can vary depending on the different acquisition parameters and scan time.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both VivoQuant and Diagnosoft are available for use on the ICON.
    Explanation
    VivoQuant and Diagnosoft are both available as software packages through Bruker for quantifying data from the ICON system. VivoQuant is a powerful post-processing software that allows for co-registration of images with other modalities, 3D volume quantification, and various other post-processing tasks. Diagnosoft, on the other hand, is a powerful cardiac analysis software specifically designed for quantification of global cardiac function and strain analysis from ICON images. Therefore, the correct answer is that both VivoQuant and Diagnosoft are available for use on the ICON.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, the ICON system can perform both respiration and ECG-triggered image acquisition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the ICON system can perform both respiration and ECG-triggered image acquisition. This means that the system is capable of synchronizing image acquisition with both the patient's respiration and their electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. This allows for more precise and accurate imaging, as it ensures that the images are captured at the optimal time during the patient's breathing and cardiac cycles.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    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)
    Explanation
    The Bruker ICON system offers a variety of imaging coils, including two head coils (for mouse and rat), one rat body coil, and two mouse body coils (with one being shorter than the other). These coils are designed to accommodate different anatomical structures and sizes of animals, allowing for versatile imaging applications.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The Bruker ICON system does not require any shielding or cooling to install and operate. It can be easily plugged into a wall outlet and is ready to use. Additionally, it can be placed next to other imaging modalities in the same room without any issues.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". The Bruker ICON system offers several financial benefits. Firstly, the installation and siting costs are minimal, which means that it is cost-effective to set up the system. Secondly, the on-going maintenance costs are minimal, indicating that the system requires less expenditure for upkeep. Lastly, the initial capital equipment costs are the lowest compared to all conventional high-field MRI systems, making it a financially advantageous choice.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the given statements about the additional benefits of using a permanent magnet in the Bruker ICON system are true. The magnet being self-shielded eliminates the need for additional infrastructure, and being a permanent magnet eliminates the need for cryogenic fluid or coolant. Additionally, the fact that electricity is not required to maintain the field strength prevents quenching issues, leading to fewer responsibilities and maintenance for the system owner.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. No, a life scientist with no imaging experience can operate the system.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is No, a life scientist with no imaging experience can operate the system. This implies that a background in MR physics is not necessary to effectively operate the Bruker ICON system. The system is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to individuals without prior imaging experience, specifically targeting life scientists who may not have specialized knowledge in MR physics. Therefore, the system is designed to be operated by individuals with a life science background, regardless of their imaging experience.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    F. A and B
    Explanation
    The typical ICON customer is most interested in visualizing changes in phenotypes (anatomical or morphological) and quantifying these phenotypic changes. This suggests that they are interested in both observing and measuring the physical characteristics or traits of an organism or structure. They may want to visualize how these traits change over time or in response to certain factors, and also have the ability to accurately quantify these changes for further analysis or comparison.

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