Publications [#132886] of G. Allan Johnson
- SL Gewalt, GH Glover, LW Hedlund, GP Cofer, JR MacFall, GA Johnson, MR microscopy of the rat lung using projection reconstruction.,
Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, UNITED STATES, vol. 29 no. 1
pp. 99-106, ISSN 0740-3194
(last updated on 2005/08/03)
Projection reconstruction has been implemented with self-refocused selection pulses on a small bore, 2.0 T MR microscope, to allow imaging of lung parenchyma. Scan synchronous ventilation and cardiac gating have been integrated with the sequence to minimize motion artifacts. A systematic survey of the pulse sequence parameters has been undertaken in conjunction with the biological gating parameters to optimize resolution and signal-to-noise (SNR). The resulting projection images with effective echo time of < 300 microseconds allow definition of lung parenchyma with an SNR improvement of approximately 15 x over a more conventional 2DFT short echo gradient sequence.
Animals • Female • Lung • Magnetic Resonance Imaging* • Microscopy • Rats • Rats, Sprague-Dawley • cytology*