PURPOSE To describe the steady-state free-precession MR sequence and its application to the study of the inner ear. METHOD The inner ear was imaged with CT and a 0.5-T MR unit in three dimension, to evaluate the various signals from the lumen of the labyrinth. RESULTS Normally, the signal from the perilymphatic and endolymphatic spaces is homogeneous.… (More)
Cupredoxins are widespread copper-binding proteins, mainly involved in electron transfer pathways. They display a typical rigid greek key motif consisting of an eight stranded β-sandwich. A fascinating feature of cupredoxins is the natural diversity of their copper center geometry. These geometry variations give rise to drastic changes in their color, such… (More)
The development of feeding behaviour in European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) was studied using nine fawns, from birth to 1.5 months. They were offered individually, seven plant species in random order, one at a time, and their feeding behaviour recorded. The results were compared to the behaviour of eight adults offered the same plants, which were chosen… (More)
Recent applications of magnetic resonance in the ear pathology are described. Attention is drawn to the new magnetic resonance sequences in two and three dimensions and their contribution to the understanding of anatomy and pathology of the inner ear, especially the membranous labyrinth.
We analyse the contribution of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to the study of the inner ear for the evaluation of normal anatomy and pathology of the membranous labyrinth. Our protocol is discussed with emphasis on 3D SSFP images (tridimensional Steady State Free Precession) and high resolution 2D SEF images (bidimensional Fast Spin Echo). We comment… (More)