Functional Imaging (PRISM)

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Supplier identity
General description

The PRISM core facility provides 4 types of services:

  • Ani-Scans - Multi-Modality Imaging applied to a pig model
  • Agro-Scans - Multi-Scale MRI and NMR imaging applied to agronomy and food science
  • Bio-Scans - MRI and MRS imaging applied to small animal models and clinical applications
  • Bio-NMR – Structural and Biological NMR Spectroscopy

PRISM has received the ISO 9001 certification in 2013.


Region of Bretagne, FR
Regional access broker
  • Céline Queron, CRITT Santé Bretagne
Activity description
The 3 top equipments available
  • Three types of MRI scanners: 4.7 T preclinical, 0.2 T and 1.5 T Whole-body. For agri-food applications, MRI-compatible prototypes enable the control of temperature and pressure.
  • Gamma-cameras, PET, CT X Ray whole-body Scanner and Endoscopy Unit.
  • Two 500 MHz NMR spectrometers equipped with cryoprobes (TCI), HR-MAS and diffusion probe.
  • Three low-field NMR spectrometers with temperature control and diffusion probe.


Know-how, expertise available
  • In-Vivo functional and morphological imaging for small and medium-size animals
  • Image-guided intervention technology
  • Imaging applied to animal physiology
  • MR imaging of bio-products
  • High-resolution and HR-MAS NMR Spectrometry: molecular structure and interactions
  • Pulsed field gradient NMR diffusion applied to porous media.


Services provided

Areas of application and research include the biomedical sector, structural biology and molecular interactions, chemistry, plant and animal physiology, food science, and process engineering.
Proposed methods cover all scales, from molecular-scale through to cells, tissues, small animals and medium-size animals.

Training and Staff possibilities
Contact information
Phone number
+33 (0)2 23 48 21 78
avenue de Cucillé 17
35000  RENNES