Publications [#132756] of G. Allan Johnson
- HH Qiu, GP Cofer, LW Hedlund, GA Johnson, Automated feedback control of body temperature for small animal studies with MR microscopy.,
IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering, UNITED STATES, vol. 44 no. 11
pp. 1107-13, ISSN 0018-9294
(last updated on 2005/08/03)
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.
Animals • Body Temperature • Equipment Design • Feedback • Ferrets • Guinea Pigs • Magnetic Resonance Imaging • Mice • Microscopy • Models, Biological • Monitoring, Physiologic • Rats • Respiration, Artificial • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted* • Thermometers* • instrumentation • methods • physiology*