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A method for serial selective arterial catheterization and digital subtraction angiography in rodents.
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PMID:  20488903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Imaging is a key element in the study of many rodent models of human diseases. The application of DSA has been limited in these studies in part because of a lack of a method that allows serial intra-arterial examinations to be performed during an extended period of time. It was our intent to develop and test a method for performing sequential arterial catheterizations and DSA in rats.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a transfemoral approach, we subjected 12 adult male Harvey rats to 3 sequential DSA examinations during a 6- to 8-week period. At each examination, 2 selective arterial catheterizations and a DSA were performed. Animals were monitored for ill effects, and images from the 3 examinations were compared for quality and the presence of any arterial injury.
RESULTS: Ten of the 12 rats survived all 3 examinations. There were no adverse effects noted and no evidence of arterial injury from the examinations.
CONCLUSIONS: With the technique described, it is possible to perform serial arterial catheterizations and DSA in rats. This technique will be useful as an adjunct in the use of rodents for the study of human diseases.
A Buhalog; R Yasuda; D Consigny; K Maurer; C M Strother
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1936-959X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1508-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction / methods*,  mortality
Catheterization / methods*,  mortality
Cerebral Angiography / methods*,  mortality
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Disease Models, Animal
Femoral Artery
Rats, Inbred Strains

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