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Abstract #4358

A SNR Comparison Study of Multiple Mouse Embryo MRI

Xiaoli Zhang1,2, Jurgen E. Schneider3, Angela Franklyn3, R Mark Henkelman1,2

1Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Mouse Imaging Centre, Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 3Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

The purpose of this study was to compare SNR between two high-throughput multiple mouse embryo MRI methods:(a) use a single RF coil to image multiple embryos in one tube compared to (b) multiple embryos each is scanned concurrently with closely-fit RF coil.