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J Magn Reson. 2000 Dec;147(2):371-7.

An integrated confocal and magnetic resonance microscope for cellular research.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352, USA.

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  • J Magn Reson 2001 Aug;151(2):347.


Complementary data acquired with different microscopy techniques provide a basis for establishing a more comprehensive understanding of health and disease at a cellular level, particularly when data acquired with different methodologies can be correlated in both time and space. In this Communication, a brief description of a novel instrument capable of simultaneously performing confocal optical and magnetic resonance microscopy is presented, and the first combined images of live Xenopus laevis oocytes are shown. Also, the potential benefits of combined microscopy are discussed, and it is shown that the a priori knowledge of the high-resolution optical images can be used to enhance the boundary resolution and contrast of the MR images.

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