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Abstract #0139

Postmortem Interval Alters the Water Relaxation and Diffusion Properties of Nervous Tissue Implications for High Resolution MRI of Human Autopsy Samples

Shepherd T, Blackband S, Stanisz G, Flint J, Thelwall P
University of Florida

Stunning high-resolution MRI images of human brain autopsy samples have been presented at the ISMRM, yet the origins of these samples should be more suspect. This study investigated the impact of postmortem interval to 4formaldehdye fixation on the relaxation and diffusion MRI properties of nervous tissue.