Technical Information About
This MRI Atlas

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Transverse (axial) plane images are shown from a cranial/rostral view. Dorsal plane images are shown from a ventral view. Sagittal plane images are shown form a left lateral view.

The MRI images were obtained by scanning embalmed, latex doubly injected (arterial-venous), canine cadavers, one male and one female. (A fractured right femur is visible in the female cadaver.) A separate cadaver was used for the head images.

All MR images were acquired using a 3 Tesla MR System (GE Signa HDx 3.0T). T2-weighted, T1-weighted, and Proton-Density sequences were collected in the transverse plane. The imaging matrix used was 1024 by 1024. A slice thickness of 3.0 mm with 0.3 mm interslice gap was used.

MRI images were edited in Photoshop. Generally, proton density images were selected because they were more successfully edited. First, the images were cropped, then Levels and Contrast/Brightness adjustment layers were imposed followed by Unsharp Mask filter adjustment. Finally the images were optimized to minimize file size for web viewing.

NOTE: This project was supported by a Curriculum Enhancement Grant from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.

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