Rodent Cine Cardiac MRI
Movie sequence showing blood flow through the left ventricle of the heart of an adult rat. This acquisition was ‘gated’ by synchronising the system with the ‘R’ wave of the ECG and respiration signals.
Left Ventricular Mass Measurement
Epicardial and endocardial borders can be manually traced during end-systole and end-diastole (from base to apex).
Calculation of LV Mass, End Diastolic Volume (EDV), End Systolic Volume (ESV), Stroke Volume (SV), Ejection Fraction and wall thickness can be carried out.
MRI provides an excellent correlation with Post Mortem assessment of LV mass in the rat.