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Detection of primary lung tumors in rodents by magnetic resonance imaging. Cancer Res 2004 Apr 15;64(8):2740-2

Date

04/17/2004

Pubmed ID

15087388

DOI

10.1158/0008-5472.can-03-3258

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-9244262630   40 Citations

Abstract

This report describes recent efforts to develop and apply small animal magnetic resonance imaging methods to the study of lung tumors in mice. Magnetic resonance (MR) images obtained with respiratory gating, with data collection synchronized with the respiration of the animal, allow visualization of submillimeter tumors in animals treated with a lung carcinogen. Comparison of the MR images with gross pathology of these lungs demonstrates the utility of the imaging methods for measuring tumor burden. As a noninvasive imaging modality that uses nonionizing radiation, MR is well suited to longitudinal studies aimed at understanding the factors that control the onset and development of lung tumors and their response to therapy in a wide variety of animal models.

Author List

Garbow JR, Zhang Z, You M

Author

Ming You MD, PhD Associate Provost, Professor in the Pharmacology and Toxicology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Lung Neoplasms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mice
Mice, Inbred A
Mice, Transgenic
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