Image of the Month

Image of the Month


Photoacoustic imaging from CABI on the front cover of nature photonics. Click the image to read the article.


embryo heart low res

These are sagittal and axial slices through a microMRI image of a 15.5 dpc embryo which is heterozygous for the gene Chd7. This gene is implicated in the human condition CHARGE syndrome. MRI is an effective method of screening embryos and in this case a heart defect was detected. This ventricular septal defect is clearly seen in the volume render (top-right) where the two ventricles (LV and RV) can be seen to communicate.

heart 2 low res

This image shows the 3D volume rendering of MRI images from an mouse embryo heart with a ventricular septum defect (VSD). RA = right atrium, LA = left atrium, RV = right ventricle, LV = left ventricle

cell low res

Iron particles (red) are visualised in 3D inside an SPIO-labelled human mononuclear cell (green - cytoplasm, blue - nucleus) using reflectance confocal microscopy.

cine images 2

MR images of a rat heart in various views with an in-plane resolution of 200x200 μm. (yellow scale bar represents 1 cm)

iron labelled cells in heart

Short-axis MR image of a rat heart with a signal void (white arrow) due to iron-labelled stem cells in the myocardium. 

brain low res

Axial section of a high-resolution 3D MRI dataset showing a male Tc1 wild-type brain. Resolution: 40μm isotropic; Gd-DTPA enhanced

mri bee low res

Different 3D volume renderings of MRI images of a Bumblebee.

Dual Isotope

Images by: Anthony Price, Jon Cleary, ManKin Choy, Manfred Junemann-Ramirez, Kenneth Cheung, Panagiotis Kyrtatos, Johannes Riegler, Frances Wiseman, Lizzy Fisher, Peter Scambler, Karen McCue, Sarah Beddow, Sveva Bollini, Madi Boyd, Adam Badar

[1] Heiberg, E., et al. Time Resolved Three-dimensional Automated segmentation of the Left Ventricle. Proc. IEEE Computers in Cardiology 32, 599-602 (2005)

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