Routine In Vivo Rat Protocols

 

Note:

 

Anatomical imaging (i.e. organs, aorta, pulmonary circulation, etc) 

Scan time: ~15 mins

Example: Molecular imaging

 

Global cardiac function (cine-mri)

Scan time: ~10 mins

Examples: LV mass; LV/ RV function (volumes, EF, SV, CO), infarct size

Schneider, Jürgen E., et al. "Ultra‐fast and accurate assessment of cardiac function in rats using accelerated MRI at 9.4 Tesla." Magnetic resonance in medicine 59.3 (2008): 636-641.

 

Late Gadolinium Enhancement (LGE)

Scan time: ~15 mins

Example: Early post-infarct scar assessment