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Resolving fine cardiac structures in rats with high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging

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Cardiac architecture is fundamental to cardiac function and can be assessed non-invasively with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Here, we aimed to overcome technical challenges in ex vivoDTI in order to extract fine anatomical details and to provide novel insights in the 3D structure of the heart. An integrated set of methods was implemented in ex vivorat hearts, including dynamic receiver gain adjustment, gradient system scaling calibration, prospective adjustment of diffusion gradients, and ...

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10.1038/srep30573

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Author
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Burton, R
Grant:
109371/Z/15/Z
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Burton, R
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109371/Z/15/Z
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
6
Pages:
30573
Publication date:
2016-07-01
Acceptance date:
2016-07-04
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ISSN:
2045-2322
Source identifiers:
634183
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pubs:634183
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2016-07-14

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