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Magnetic resonance

Introduction

Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT) is a technology that enables the investigation of morphological abnormalities in different organs with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques or metabolic changes in a specific organ with magnetic resonance spectroscopic (MRS) techniques.

In contrast to Computed Tomography (CT) and other X-rays based imaging techniques, MRT does not expose the animal/patient to ionizing radiation.

Another advantage of this technology is that it is noninvasive, repeatedly applicable to the same animal, and therefore it permits monitoring the development of a phenotypical deviation over time.