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Planar microcoil-based magnetic resonance imaging of cells

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Massin, C. ; Inst. of Microelectron. & Microsyst., Swiss Fed. Inst. of Technol., Lausanne, Switzerland ; Eroglu, S. ; Vincent, F. ; Gimi, B.S.
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We report magnetic resonance images of biological cells and cellular aggregates obtained in vitro using high-Q factor microfabricated planar coils at 500 MHz. An image of a /spl sim/1 mm diameter frog oocyte is acquired using a 500-/spl mu/m microcoil, high-resolution images of intact mouse pancreatic islets(/spl sim/100 /spl mu/m size) are successfully acquired for the first time. Due to their planer nature, compatibility with on-chip cell culturing methods and enhanced sensitivity for microscopic samples, micromachined coils will prove essential to perform further Magnetic Resonance studies at the cellular level.

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TRANSDUCERS, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 12th International Conference on, 2003  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

8-12 June 2003