Magnetic Resonance Microscopy of Chemically Fixed Human Embryos at High Spatial Resolution

Access this Article

Search this Article

Author(s)

    • SHIOTA Kohei
    • Congenital Anomaly Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
    • YAMADA Shigehito
    • Congenital Anomaly Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
    • UWABE Chigako
    • Congenital Anomaly Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Abstract

We acquired magnetic resonance (MR) microscopic images of chemically fixed human embryos of Carnegie stages 16 to 22 with a large image matrix (256 × 256 × 512) using an MR microscope that we developed with a 9.4-tesla vertical wide-bore superconducting magnet and a dual-channel receiver system to extend the dynamic range of the MR signal. The images showed clear anatomical structures at spatial resolutions of (40 µm)<sup>3</sup> to (60 µm)<sup>3</sup>. We concluded that the experimental technique we developed will aid construction of the next anatomical database of the collection of chemically fixed human embryos.

Journal

  • Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences

    Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences 14(2), 153-158, 2015

    Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005069927
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1347-3182
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
Page Top