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Title: Anatomy and imaging of rat prostate: practical monitoring in experimental cancer-induced protocols
Author: Ginja, Mário
Pires, Maria J.
Gonzalo-Orden, José M.
Seixas, Fernanda
Correia-Cardoso, Miguel
Ferreira, Rita
Fardilha, Margarida
Oliveira, Paula A.
Faustino-Rocha, Ana I.
Keywords: Computed Tomography (CT)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Issue Date: Sep-2019
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The rat has been frequently used as a model to study several human diseases, including cancer. In many research protocols using cancer models, researchers find it difficult to perform several of the most commonly used techniques and to compare their results. Although the protocols for the study of carcinogenesis are based on the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of organs, few studies focus on the use of imaging. The use of imaging modalities to monitor the development of cancer avoids the need for intermediate sacrifice to assess the status of induced lesions, thus reducing the number of animals used in experiments. Our work intends to provide a complete and systematic overview of rat prostate anatomy and imaging, facilitating the monitoring of prostate cancer development through different imaging modalities, such as ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.3390/diagnostics9030068
ISSN: 2075-4418
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