The AIRC 8.5T system has both imaging and high resolution spectroscopic functionality. The magnet is an Oxford 89mm vertical bore design. The spectrometer is a Bruker DMX console with high band and low band transmit receive channels as well as a Deuterium lock for excellent field stability. The system is supported with a number of probes for heteronuclear (13C, 31P, 23Na etc.) and proton or 19F observation. The system also has a gradient insert for imaging of mice and small tissue samples.