Automated feedback control of body temperature for small animal studies with MR microscopy.
A temperature control system consisting of a thermistor, signal processor, and computer algorithm was developed for magnetic resonance (MR) microscopy of small live animals. With control of body temperature within +/- 0.2 degree C of the set point, heart rate is stabilized and, in turn, repetition time (TR) during cardiac-gated studies is less variable. Thus, image quality and resolution are improved.
Qiu, HH; Cofer, GP; Hedlund, LW; Johnson, GA
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