Shoham, Israel
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An animal handling system (AMS), for positioning an immobilized animal in a predefined configuration therein, comprising an automated tuning unit, including: a proximal portion, held outside a medical device including: at least one inner shaft and at least one outer shaft, the at least one inner is telescopically maneuverable within the at least one outer shaft providing a variable telescopic mechanism; and a distal portion including: a configurable encapsuable life support system (ELSS), the ELSS is rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the at least outer shaft and the at least inner shaft and translationally moveable parallel to the longitudinal axis by means of the maneuverable telescopic mechanism.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd. | Date: 2016-12-14

A magnetic shielding mechanism for preventing penetration of metallic objects through an aperture, towards the open bore of an magnetic resonance imaging device, where the magnetic field is maximized. The magnetic resonance imaging device produces a fringing magnetic field that decreases with increasing distance (L) from the aperture. The mechanism includes at least one magnet with a magnetic field. The mechanism is affixed at a distance from the aperture of magnetic resonance imaging device.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd. | Date: 2016-02-11

The present invention provides an imaging system having an imaging device for imaging at least a portion of an animal; said imaging device selected from a group consisting of X-ray computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), fluorescence and phosphorescence microscopy (FPM) and any combination thereof; consisting of CT, computer-assisted tomography; IR, rendered images comprising infrared light spectroscopy; PET, positron emission tomography; fluorescence and phosphorescence microscopy, a Raman spectroscopic imaging system, ultrasound and any combination thereof.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd. | Date: 2016-02-11

The present invention provides a hybrid imaging system for imaging a volume of interest of a subject, said hybrid system is characterized by: a. a MRI device; b. a photon transmitter, introducible within the body of an animal; c. at least one imaging photon detector located either within or outside said animal, for detecting fluorescence excited within said animal by said transmitted photons; and d. an image processor adapted to superimpose said MRI image and said at least one photon detector image, generating a rendered MRI image of said volume of interest of the subject. The hybrid system is configured to substantially simultaneously acquire MRI image and in vivo fluorescence image.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd | Date: 2015-02-19

A pneumatic sample feedway embeddable into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device. The pneumatic sample feedway includes: a plurality of capsules configured for enclosing biological tissue samples; and a conductor pipe connectable to a source of a compressed fluid. The pipe is configured to receive a train of capsules and pneumatically forward the capsules into the MRI device.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd. | Date: 2015-09-05

A cradle configured for life supporting a premature neonate during magnetic resonance imaging procedure is disclosed. The aforethe cradle comprises a receptacle configured for receiving the neonate and inserting into a MRI apparatus. The receptacle is magnetically transparent. The cradle comprises a unit of neonate life support remotely connected to the receptacle such that a magnetic field of the MRI apparatus is not disturbed by the life support unit.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd. | Date: 2016-03-28

A comparatively light and compact permanent magnet arrangement for an MRI apparatus has a pair of opposed permanent magnet arrays with a shimming system to adjust the uniformity and strength of a magnetic field in a central chamber of the apparatus. The MRI apparatus is used to examine the extremities of a patient to determine cardiovascular characteristics from an analysis of the blood flow through selected arteries in the extremity. The information collected can be used to calculate such characteristics as total cardiac output, blood flow, arterial wall thickness and elasticity and the presence of plaque.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd. | Date: 2015-08-30

A method for automatic determination of optimal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acquisition parameters for imaging in an MRI instrument a sample containing two types of tissue, tissue A and tissue B, wherein said method comprises: determining T_(1A), T_(2A), T_(1B), T_(2B), _(A), and _(B), where represents the density of NMR-active nuclei being probed; setting initial values of T_(R )and T_(E); determining the signal intensities S_(A )and S_(B )from the equation S=E_(1)E_(2), where E_(1)=1e^(T)^(/T)and E_(2)=e^(T)^(/T); calculating the contrast-to-noise ratio for tissue A in the presence of tissue B (CNR_(AB)) from the equation where P is a proportionality constant; and, determining optimal values of T_(R )and T_(E )that yield a maximum value of CNR_(AB)(T_(R),T_(E)). In other embodiments of the invention, the method includes optimization of additional acquisition parameters. An MRI system in which the method is implemented so that acquisition parameters can be optimized without any intervention by the system operator is also disclosed.


The present invention discloses a method and systems for detecting a target biochemical molecular species whose main component is water. In one aspect, the method comprises steps of: (a) obtaining a sample whose main component is water; (b) providing Functionalized Paramagnetic Particles (FPP) comprising a paramagnetic core and a moiety configured to interact with the target biochemical molecular species; (c) contacting the FPP with the sample; (d) exposing the sample to an applied magnetic field; (e) measuring a change in a nuclear relaxation property of the sample, caused by the interaction between the FPP and the biochemical molecular species in the applied magnetic field; and (f) correlating the change to the presence of the biochemical molecular species in the sample. According to a main aspect of the invention, a change in T.sub.1 nuclear relaxation property of the water protons in the sample is correlated to the presence of the target biochemical molecular species.


Patent
Aspect Imaging Ltd. | Date: 2015-02-18

The present invention provides a magnetic shielding mechanism (MSM) for preventing penetration of metallic objects through an aperture, so that penetration into the open bore of an MRI device (MRD), where the magnetic field (B) is maximum, is prevented. The MRD produces a fringing magnetic field (B_(F/L)) which decreases with increasing distance (L) from the aperture; the MSM comprises at least one magnet with a magnetic field B_(MSM); and the MSM is affixed at a distance L_(MSM) from the MRDs aperture so that, at any distance L, B_(MSM) > > B_(F/L).

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