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OBJECTIVE To observe the diffusion of Gd-DTPA in brain extracellular space (ECS) by magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and investigate the feasibility of ECS measurement by using MRI tracer method in vivo. METHODS 2 microL Gd-DTPA was introduced into ECS by caudate nucleus according to stereotaxic atlas in 8 Sprague Dawley(SD) rats (male, 280-320 g). The MRI(More)
The extracellular space (ECS) of brain is defined as an irregular channel which is located in the interstitial tissue outside the plasma membranes of neurons, and occupied by interstitial fluid (ISF). Diffusion in ECS is described by a modified diffusion equation from which several parameters can be calculated, such as the diffusion coefficient (D), the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the morphology of middle cerebral artery (MCA) M1 segment. METHODS We selected the MRA data of 794 MCA (400 of the left side and 394 of the right side) from January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 consecutively and analyzed the morphology of the MCA M1 segment in axial, anteroposterior and lateral view, measured the length of the M1 segment,(More)
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