Magnetic resonance microscopy in neurologic models.


Journal Article

Magnetic resonance imaging techniques have been developed to permit imaging with slice thickness less than 1 mm and pixels of 50 x 50 microns. Special purpose gradient and radiofrequency coils and three-dimensional imaging techniques enable acquisition of images with sufficient signal to noise to utilize these microscopic picture elements. Live 200 g rats were imaged enabling clear definition of gray and white matter structures. Examples include the Sylvian aqueduct and the substantia nigra. Three-dimensional microscopic images of live chick embryos enabled definition of ventricles and brain parenchyma as well as measurement of T1 over the set of 16 contiguous 1.2 mm slices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, GA; Thompson, MB; Drayer, BP; Bone, SN

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 369 /

Start / End Page

  • 267 - 268

PubMed ID

  • 2980471

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2980471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0365-5954


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Sweden