The figure on the left shows a mouse with subcutanously implanted mesenchymal muscular progenitor cells. The cells exhibit already similar T1 relaxation properties compared to skeletal muscle indicating a nearly finished differentiation process.
N. Chuck, F. Azzabi Zouraq, D. Eberli, A. Boss. MRI relaxometry characterizes in vivo differentiation of muscle precursor cells. SGR SSR 2012, Abstract SS217.
Boss A, Oppitz M, Wehrl H, Rossi C, Feuerstein M, Claussen CD, Drews U, Pichler B, Schick F. Measurement of T1, T2, and Magnetization Transfer Properties During Embryonic Development at 7 Tesla Using the Chicken Model J Magn Reson Imaging 28: 1510-1514 (2008)
Department of Radiology
University Hospital of Zürich