3 years ago

Ex Vivo Mouse Brain Microscopy at 15T with Loop-Gap RF Coil.

Jerome L. Ackerman, Ouri Cohen

The design of a loop-gap-resonator RF coil optimized for ex vivo mouse brain microscopy at ultra high fields is described and its properties characterized using simulations, phantoms and experimental scans of mouse brains fixed in 10% formalin containing 4 mM Magnevist. The RF (B1) and magnetic field (B0) homogeneities are experimentally quantified and compared to electromagnetic simulations of the coil. The coil's performance is also compared to a similarly sized surface coil and found to yield double the sensitivity. A three-dimensional gradient-echo (GRE) sequence is used to acquire high resolution mouse brain scans at 47 {\mu}m3 resolution in 1.8 hours and a 20x20x19 {\mu}m3 resolution in 27 hours. The high resolution obtained permitted clear visualization and identification of multiple structures in the ex vivo mouse brain and represents, to our knowledge, the highest resolution ever achieved for a whole mouse brain. Importantly, the coil design is simple and easy to construct.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.06902

DOI: arXiv:1801.06902v1

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.