MR-compatible ventilator for small animals: computer-controlled ventilation for proton and noble gas imaging.

Abstract

We describe an MR-compatible ventilator that is computer controlled to generate a variety of breathing patterns, to minimize image degrading effects of breathing motion, and to support delivery of gas anesthesia and experimental inhalational gases. A key feature of this ventilator is the breathing valve that attaches directly to the endotracheal tube to… (More)

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