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Diffusion Imaging in the Rat Cervical Spinal Cord
 

Diffusion Imaging in the Rat Cervical Spinal Cord

Article DOI: 10.3791/52390
April 7th, 2015

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Summary April 7th, 2015

The goal of this protocol is to obtain high-quality diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) of the rat spinal cord for noninvasive characterization of tissue microstructure. This protocol describes optimizations of the MRI sequence, radiofrequency coil, and analysis methods to enable DWI images free from artifacts.

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