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Abstract #3645

Comparison of Cylindrical and Spherical Geometric Models to Infer Cell Sizes in a Celery Sample

Sheryl L Herrera1,2, Morgan E Mercredi3, Henri R Sanness Salmon1, Guneet Uppal1, Domenico L Di Curzio4, and Melanie Martin1

1Physics, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 2Cubresa, Inc., Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 3Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 4Biology, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Temporal diffusion spectroscopy (TDS) can be used to infer sizes of cells in samples. It relies on a geometric model to relate the MRI signal to the cell sizes. Celery collenchyma tissue and vascular bundles have long cells while parenchyma cells are rounder. We compared a cylindrical and spherical geometric model in temporal diffusion spectroscopy to determine how important the geometrical model was for celery. The inferred diameters of cells in celery (14±6µm to 20±12µm) were not statistically different when using the two different geometric models. This is the first step toward understanding the importance of geometric models for TDS.

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