Magnetic Resonance Microscopy of Chemically Fixed Human Embryos at High Spatial Resolution
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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.
- Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences
Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences 14(2), 153-158, 2015
Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine