Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences
Online ISSN : 1880-2206
Print ISSN : 1347-3182
ISSN-L : 1347-3182
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Magnetic Resonance Microscopy of Chemically Fixed Human Embryos at High Spatial Resolution
Yosuke OTAKEShinya HANDAKatsumi KOSEKohei SHIOTAShigehito YAMADAChigako UWABE
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2015 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 153-158


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)3 to (60 µm)3. We concluded that the experimental technique we developed will aid construction of the next anatomical database of the collection of chemically fixed human embryos.

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