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Abstract #2455

Determination of Optical Properties of the Rat Eye using In Vivo High-Resolution MR Imaging

Wilfried Reichardt1, Christian van Oterendorp2, Dominik von Elverfeldt1, Luis Diaz-Santana3

1Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany; 2University Eye Hospital, University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany; 3Optometry & Visual Science, City University London, London, United Kingdom

We performed in vivo high-resolution MR imaging to determine values for thickness, curvatures of the optic components and size of the lens and cornea. For this we used 3D MR imaging in combination with specific sequences that allow spatially highly resolved images of the optical apparatus. Further on, we performed image post-processing to create a theoretical model for the rat eye that can aid in the development of high-resolution retinal imaging devices for rodents