Open-source hardware designs for MRI of mice, rats, and marmosets: Integrated animal holders and radiofrequency coils.

Affiliation

Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Small-animal MRI is an important investigative tool for basic and preclinical research. High-resolution anatomical and functional studies of the brain require artifact-free images that are acquired with a highly sensitive radiofrequency (RF) coil.

Keywords

Animal holder,Computer-aided design,MRI,Radiofrequency coil,Small-animal imaging,Stereotactic,