MRI-Based Large Deformation High Dimensional Mapping of the Hippocampus in Rats: Development and Validation of the Technique
R Edward Hogan, Viviane Bouilleret, Ying Rui Liu, Lei Wang, John P Williams, Bianca Jupp, Damian Myers, Terence J O'Brien
JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING | WILEY | Published : 2009
PURPOSE: To report the detection of structural and functional biological changes in living animals using small animal in vivo MRI that complements traditional ex vivo histological techniques. We report the development and validation of the application of large deformation high dimensional mapping (HDM-LD) segmentation for the hippocampus in the rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High resolution volumetric T2 weighted MRI images were acquired at 4.7 Tesla from six male in-breed nonepileptic Wistar rats. Two HDM-LD segmentations of the hippocampus (automated 1 and automated 2) were compared with the manual segmentations of two investigators who independently segmented the hippocampi (manual 1 and man..View full abstract
Funding for this project was provided in part by the Victorian Government Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in the form of a Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative grant.