Tomasz Skórka

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A 3D spin-echo (3D SE) pulse sequence was used on a 4.7 T research MRI system to produce images of extracted human first molar tooth placed in CuSO4 water solution. The maximal resolution achieved was 35 x 63 x 300 microm3 in read and two phase directions, respectively. The high-intensity signal from water in solution together with the lack of signal from(More)
Anisotropic diffusion in the excised rat spinal cord saturated with 0.9% saline was investigated using MR microimaging with b-values up to 8000 s/mm2 for different diffusion times. Non-exponential transversal diffusion decay found in white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) was fitted with 2 components (the "fast" and the "slow"). Significantly smaller(More)
This article presents the synthesis and characterization of biocompatible superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) coated with ultrathin layer of anionic derivative of chitosan. The water-based fabrication involved a two-step procedure. In the first step, the nanoparticles were obtained by co-precipitation of ferrous and ferric aqueous salt(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain dysplasias produced by irradiation with gamma rays at various stages of prenatal development cause different post-natal susceptibility to seizures. To detect possible determinants of this difference, patterns of degenerative changes in the dysplastic brains following pilocarpine-induced epilepsy were analysed. METHODS Pregnant Wistar rats(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess alterations in perfusion and liver function in the concanavalin A (ConA)-induced mouse model of acute liver failure (ALF) using two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based methods: dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) with Gd-EOB-DTPA contrast agent and arterial spin labelling (ASL). MATERIALS AND METHODS BALB/c mice were studied(More)
Cardiac single-slice time-area curves (TAC) depict the left ventricle function at multiple time points throughout cardiac cycle. The character and number of observed TAC phases depends on several factors related to heart condition and experimental procedure. The aim of this work was to assess piecewise linear regression modelling (PLR) as a tool for the TAC(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with inflammatory response but it is unknown whether it is associated with alterations in NNMT activity and MNA plasma concentration. Here we examined changes in NNMT-MNA pathway in PAH in rats and humans. METHODS PAH in rats was induced by a single subcutaneous injection of MCT (60 mg/kg).(More)
Although it is known that 1-methylnicotinamide (MNA) displays vasoprotective activity in mice, as yet the effect of MNA on endothelial function has not been demonstrated in vivo. Here, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) we profile the effects of MNA on endothelial phenotype in mice with atherosclerosis (ApoE/LDLR −/−) in vivo, in comparison to(More)
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