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Abstract #4729

Imaging of Stroke in Rodents using a Clinical Scanner and Implanted Inductively Coupled Receiver Coils

Javier Istúriz1, María J. Nicolás2, Miguel Fernández3, Adriana Honrubia2, Pablo Domínguez3, Gorka Bastarrika3, Miguel Valencia2, and Maria A. Fernandez-Seara3
1NeosBiotec, Pamplona, Spain, 2Neuroscience, Fundación para la Investigación Médica Aplicada, Pamplona, Spain, 3Radiology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

We and others have previously shown that clinical scanners can be employed to image small laboratory animals using wireless inductively coupled coils (ICC). In this work, we evaluated the use of implanted ICCs for the same purpose and demonstrated that they can provide high SNR images that allow longitudinal assessment of stroke lesions in rodents.

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