Catherine Chapon

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An in vitro MR-assay for superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) particle cell labelling assessment via three-dimensional quantitative T(2) (*) MR microscopy was proposed. On high-resolution images, and due to the high susceptibility difference between the particles and the surrounding medium, SPIO internalized in cells induces signal loss which may be counted(More)
Magnetic resonance microscopy, a non-invasive imaging technique was used for a longitudinal follow-up of mouse embryonic development in utero and for the assessment of embryonic kidney function using 50 nm magnetite dextran particles. Even though the morphologic proton images obtained were still far from classical histological slices quality, an in-plan(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles to discriminate infarcted from normal tissue after myocardial infarction using high field MR imaging (7 tesla). MATERIALS AND METHODS Permanent myocardial infarction was induced in rats. SPIO nanoparticles (1 mg Fe/kg) were assessed with(More)
PURPOSE Susceptibility effects are a very efficient source of contrast in magnetic resonance imaging. However, detection is hampered by the fact the induced contrast is negative. In this work, the SIgnal Response MApping (SIRMA) to dephaser method is proposed to map susceptibility gradient to improve visualization. METHODS In conventional gradient echo(More)
The distinction between intracellular (ICE) and extracellular edema (ECE) has a crucial prognostic and therapeutic importance in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (STBI). Indeed, ICE usually leads to cellular death, and maintenance of a cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) above 70 mmHg is still under debate since this practice may increase ECE. The(More)
To measure MR renograms, cortical and medullary kidney signal intensity evolution is followed after contrast agent injection. To obtain an accurate quantitative signal measurement, the use of a reference signal is necessary to correct the potential MRI system variations in time. The ERETIC method (Electronic Reference To access In vivo Concentrations)(More)
The aim of this study was to detect salvageable peri-infarction myocardium by MRI in rats after infarction, using with a double contrast agent (CA) protocol at 7 Tesla. Intravascular superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles and an extracellular paramagnetic CA (Gd-DOTA) were used to characterize the peri-infarction zone, which may recover function(More)
Glomerular differentiation starts as soon as embryonic stage 12 in mice and suggests that kidneys may be functional at this stage. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance microscopy, a noninvasive imaging technique, was used to assess renal function establishment in utero. Indeed, in adults (n=3), an intravenous injection of gadolinium-DOTA induced in(More)
The aim of this work was to map E-selectin expression in a traumatic brain injury model using a newly-designed MR contrast agent. Iron cores, responsible for susceptibility effects and therefore used as T2* contrast agents, need to be coated in order to be stabilized and need to be targeted to be useful. We have designed a molecule coating composed, at one(More)
This study was designed to demonstrate potential beneficial as well as detrimental effects of lisinopril and spironolactone given in combination. In patients with congestive heart failure or myocardial infarction, the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may inhibit aldosterone production. Spironolactone, a specific aldosterone receptor(More)