Automated feedback control of body temperature for small animal studies with MR microscopy.

Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Qiu, HH; Cofer, GP; Hedlund, LW; Johnson, GA

Published Date

  • November 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1107 - 1113

PubMed ID

  • 9353990

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-9294

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/10.641338

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States