André Briguet

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Atherosclerosis involves an inflammatory process characterized by cellular and molecular responses. A slow-clearance blood-pool paramagnetic agent (CMD-A2-Gd-DOTA: P717) chemically modified to create a functionalized product (F-P717) for targeting inflammation in vessel walls was evaluated in vivo in mice. METHODS AND RESULTS Carboxylate and(More)
OBJECTIVES Cancellous bone microarchitecture in the mandible can influence the success of dental implant osseointegration. The aims of this study were to explore the feasibility of two-dimensional (2D) high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of trabecular bone architecture and to compare architecture parameters derived from MR(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)
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)
To develop an MRI method for the evaluation of contrast enhancement in early atherosclerotic plaque development in the abdominal aorta of a mouse model. Male apoE−/− mice from three groups, respectively 4 (n = 6), 8 (n = 11) and 16 (n = 4) weeks were included. Axial T1 spin echo images of the abdominal aorta were obtained above and below the renal arteries(More)
The assessment of both pulmonary perfusion and ventilation is of crucial importance for a proper diagnosis of some lung diseases such as pulmonary embolism. In this study, we demonstrate the feasibility of combined magnetic resonance imaging lung ventilation and perfusion performed serially in rat lungs. Lung ventilation function was assessed using(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential of high-resolution MRI at 2 Tesla (T) for direct noninvasive imaging of the aortic wall in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A specific mouse antenna was developed and sequence parameters were adjusted. T(1)- and T2-weighted images of abdominal aorta were obtained(More)