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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Abstract

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
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Keywords

  • Digit
  • Horse
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Technique

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A technique for magnetic resonance imaging of equine cadaver specimens. / Widmer, William R.; Buckwalter, Kenneth A.; Hill, Michael A.; Fessler, John F.; Ivancevich, Susan.

In: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 10-14.

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Widmer, William R. ; Buckwalter, Kenneth A. ; Hill, Michael A. ; Fessler, John F. ; Ivancevich, Susan. / A technique for magnetic resonance imaging of equine cadaver specimens. In: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. 1999 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 10-14.
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