A technique for magnetic resonance imaging of equine cadaver specimens

William R. Widmer, Kenneth A. Buckwalter, Michael A. Hill, John F. Fessler, Susan Ivancevich

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We tested an adaptation of a technique for performing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of human cadaver limbs in the horse. The forelimbs from a normal horse were collected, frozen, and sealed with a paraffin-polymer combination prior to imaging with either a high- or midfield magnetic resonance scanner. Each forelimb was defrosted, scanned, and refrozen on two separate occasions. A five-point scale was used to evaluate the quality of each set of sagittal and transverse, T1-weighted images of each digit. There was no difference in image quality between first and second scans of either specimen (p > 0.05). We conclude that this technique allows investigators to bank tissue specimens for future magnetic resonance imaging without significant loss of image quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Digit
  • Horse
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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