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Abstract #4600

Image Instability Evaluation and Motion Correction for High-Resolution MRI of the Rat Retina

Xiaodong Zhang1, yingxia Li1, Timothy Q. Duong2

1Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; 2Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
This study systemically examined these potential animal and hardware issues, and implemented solutions to maximize stability for high-resolution structural, physiological and functional MRI of the rat retina. Studies were performed on phantoms and the in vivo retinas to distinguish between potential animal and hardware issues. Solutions to maximize retinal MRI stability and protocols to evaluate and verify temporal stability are detailed.