Cine Captured as New MRI Goes Live

The benefits of the new, state-of-the-art 9.4T MRI at the Preclinical Imaging Facility at the Alfred Research Alliance were beautifully illustrated this week with a cardiac cine, or motion-sensitive MRI, showing the four chambers of a live mouse heart as it beats.

Cine such as these will be used in a new collaboration investigating cardiac disease, which is to be headed by A/Prof Julie McMullen from the Cardiac Hypertrophy Laboratory at the Baker Institute.

This cine was acquired by Dr David Wright, Head of Preclinical Imaging in the Department of Neuroscience, Monash CCS, and Dr Daniel Donner from the Preclinical Research Platform at Baker Institute.