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Assessment of Cardiac Function and Myocardial Morphology Using Small Animal Look-locker Inversion Recovery (SALLI) MRI in Rats

DOI :

10.3791/50397-v

July 19th, 2013

July 19th, 2013

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1Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, German Heart Institute Berlin, 2Internal Medicine - Cardiology, German Heart Institute Berlin, 3Philips Health Care

Contrast enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging allows comprehensive in vivo assessment of the heart in small animal models of cardiovascular disease. Here we detail the procedures to perform CMR imaging, reconstruction and analysis using Small Animal Lock-Locker Inversion Recovery (SALLI) in rats.

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