Routine in vivo adult zebrafish scan procedures
in vivo scan times exclude animal preparation (typically 10mins), MR adjustments in the scanner (10-15mins) and animal recovery.
For applications requiring contrast agents (such as Gd for LGE imaging) the pharmacokinetics must be taken into consideration, which may add ~20-40mins depending on the application route and the general imaging protocol.
Live imaging must be covered by a relevant Home Office project licence, since this type of work is not permitted under a service licence.
Anatomical 3D imaging
Scan time: ~ 30 min + 10 min prep time
Example: Assessment of ventricular tissue changes at the lesion during heart regeneration
Note that this method could be adapted to other aquatic species, and other organs.