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Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Dec 15;143A(24):3121-6.

Visualization of human prenatal development by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Congenital Anomaly Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. shiota@anat1.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

It is essential to visualize the structures of embryos and their internal organs three-dimensionally to analyze morphogenesis; this used to rely solely on serial histological sectioning and solid reconstruction, which were tedious and time-consuming. We have applied imaging with a magnetic resonance (MR) microscope equipped with a 2.35 T superconducting magnet to visualize human embryos; we were successful in acquiring high-resolution sectional images and in identifying the detailed structures of major organs. The imaging process was facilitated by using a super-parallel MR microscope. A dataset of MR images of more than 1,000 human embryos, now collected, will be important for future biomedical research and for education.

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17963260
DOI:
10.1002/ajmg.a.31994
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