Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is making its way to the tissue engineering laboratories as a non-invasive characterization tool for engineered tissues. MRI provides three-dimensional volumetric maps of the tissue based on the spin density, relaxation times, and diffusion of water protons or other high abundance Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) visible nuclei (such as sodium in cartilage tissue and phosphorous in bone tissue). MRI variables proved to be highly associated with baseline cognitive function and the best predictor future cognitive decline. These findings suggest that complex approaches will be needed to identify individuals at the earliest stages of this disease.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging open-access articles are focus on producing analysis, insight and data relating to questions of importance in understanding the Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Open access journal articles are essentially peer-reviewed and available for access through the directory of Open Access journals.
Last date updated on July, 2014