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At chemical synapses, neurotransmitter receptors are concentrated in the postsynaptic membrane. During the development of the neuromuscular junction, motor neurons induce aggregation of acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) underneath the nerve terminal by the redistribution of existing AChRs and preferential transcription of the AChR subunit genes in subsynaptic(More)
A new type of contrast called dipolar contrast is obtained by a decrease in the dipolar line broadening of protons. This contrast is usable for dense tissue NMR imaging and more generally for the study of dipolar linked protons in biological tissues. The sequence used is based on a variant of the Magic Sandwich Echoes (MSE) technique. In vitro experiments(More)
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is the latest addition to medical imaging technology. This technique plays an important role in head and neck diagnosis. Radiologists may encounter patients with fixed dental prostheses that may produce image distortion on MRI scans of the face. The MRI appearances of dental prosthetic materials was studied in vitro,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential use of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry for the assessment of bone mineral content and bone mineral density before implant placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS The material examined consisted of 63 mandibular bone specimens cut from 21 fresh cadavers (11 men; 10 women). Three specimens were cut(More)
Stem cell transplantation for regenerative medicine has made significant progress in various injury models, with the development of modalities to track stem cell fate and migration post-transplantation being currently pursued rigorously. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows serial high-resolution in vivo detection of transplanted stem cells labeled with(More)
BACKGROUND Present developments in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) imaging techniques strive for improved spatial and temporal resolution performances. However, trying to achieve the shortest gradient rising time with high intensity gradients has its drawbacks: It generates high amplitude noises that get superimposed on the simultaneously recorded(More)
The stimulated-echo acquisition mode-Burst sequence is a single-shot, multi-slice imaging technique that does not involve rapid gradient switching. A Burst excitation pulse train is followed by a 90 degrees hard pulse and, after a mixing time, by a 90 degrees slice-selective pulse. A read gradient refocuses a set of stimulated echoes, which can be(More)
Atherosclerosis initially develops predominantly at the aortic root and carotid origin, where effective visualization in mice requires efficient cardiac and respiratory gating. The present study sought to first compare the high-resolution MRI gating performance of two digital gating strategies using: 1) separate cardiac and respiratory signals(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate if T2-weighted high-spatial-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (117 microm per pixel) can help accurate classification of atherosclerotic plaques. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty human arteries and 11 carotid endarterectomy specimens from 31 patients underwent T2-weighted MR imaging (2-T magnet; repetition time, 2,000 msec; echo(More)