The EchoMRI-700 is a self-contained quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance system that provides precise measurements of whole body composition parameters: total body fat mass, lean mass, body fluids and total body water in live rats and mice, from 10-130 g mice and rats up to 500 g, without the need for anesthesia or sedation and in about 1 minute. The systems' daily tuning and calibration are automatic. Data analysis is also automatic and numeric results are stored in a database that can be preconfigured. The system is a stand-alone unit, uses standard power sources, and is completely shielded and safe to run.
This system is maintained by East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute and is open for use to any ECU faculty member who has been approved. There is no reservation necessary to use this system.