MRI in the Study of Animal Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Nyoman D. KurniawanEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1718)


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an important tool to study various animal models of degenerative diseases. This chapter describes routine protocols of T1-, T2-, and T2*-weighted and diffusion-weighted MRI for rodent brain and spinal cord. These protocols can be used to measure atrophy, axonal and myelin injury and changes in white matter connectivity.

Key words

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diffusion-weighted imaging Diffusion tensor imaging Animal model of neurodegenerative diseases Brain Spinal cord In vivo MRI Ex vivo MRI High-field MRI 



N.K. thanked the Queensland Government and Australian Federal Government for funding and operational support of the 16.4T NMR spectrometer through the QLD NMR Network (QNN) and the National Imaging Facility (NIF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Advanced ImagingThe University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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