MRI compatible electrophysiology headstage for small animals

Scitech presents the MRI compatible headstage from Blackrock
Microsystems, a lightweight, 16-channel, single-unit analogue recording
headstage for small animals.

With the new headstage, users have the ability to directly correlate neural
activity with the hemodynamic changes present in awake and responsive subjects.
The MRI headstage is ideal for a number of applications in the field of
electrophysiology involving animals such as rodents, cats and primates.

The MRI headstage works by buffering and then proceeding to transmit
neural signals through a coaxial ribbon cable to either a CerePlex A or a
Front-end Amplifier (FEA). The subsequent data is then acquired by a CerePlex
Direct or a neural signal processor.

Key features include a shielded ribbon cable for excellent noise
immunity; ability to record single units; ultra-light weight of 0.5g; and dimensions
of 10mm x 20mm x 2.3mm.

The new MRI headstage is compatible with the Utah Array or any other
electrodes consisting of an Omnetics 24-pin female connector.

For more information, please visit the Scitech website or call (03) 9480 4999.

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