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Figure 1 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

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From: An in vivoinvestigation of the initiation and progression of subchondral cysts in a rodent model of secondary osteoarthritis

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Custom bed designed for dual-modality preclinical imaging of the knee. Non-ferromagnetic plastic was used to position the rat with its knees extended. Upon completion of an MRI scan, the surface coil was retracted and a tissue calibration phantom (not shown) was placed along the joint line. The animal remained splinted to the bed for both MRI and micro-CT imaging sessions, which inhibited knee flexion and improved image registration. micro-CT, micro computed tomography; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging.

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