Prospective respiratory-gated micro-CT of free breathing rodents.

@article{Ford2005ProspectiveRM,
  title={Prospective respiratory-gated micro-CT of free breathing rodents.},
  author={Nancy L. Ford and Hristo N. Nikolov and Chris J. Norley and Michael M Thornton and Paula J. Gareau Foster and Maria Drangova and David W. Holdsworth},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={2888-2898}
}
Microcomputed tomography (Micro-CT) has the potential to noninvasively image the structure of organs in rodent models with high spatial resolution and relatively short image acquisition times. However, motion artifacts associated with the normal respiratory motion of the animal may arise when imaging the abdomen or thorax. To reduce these artifacts and the accompanying loss of spatial resolution, we propose a prospective respiratory gating technique for use with anaesthetized, free-breathing… CONTINUE READING

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