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Bactrian Camel Brain Imaging

This case study is the result of collaboration between neuroanthropology researchers at George Washington University and neuroimaging researchers at Rhode Island Hospital & Brown University and serves as a means of exploring the efficacy of several medical imaging modalities in accurately representing the anatomy of preserved animal brain tissue. The imaging data presented has been collected on a bactrian camel brain that has long been preserved in fluid and represents a single example of a larger data set of similarly preserved animal brains.

The imaging modalities used on this animal brain and represented in this set include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and several diffusion-weighted MR techniques. All volumetric imaging data is available for download through the BDR in the DICOM file format and requires a free or licensed DICOM viewer software for processing. Additional information on imaging parameters and techniques used is included in the data set.

If any resources present in this data set are used, please include a link to this site.

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Project Personnel: Edward Walsh [1], Scott Collins [2], Owen Leary [1,2], Derek Merck [1,2], Lisa Merck [1,2], and Chester Sherwood [3] 1 = Brown University; 2 = Rhode Island Hospital; 3 = George Washington University

Camel Identity: Bactrian Camel, Camelus bactrianus Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Camel 910204: "Laura"

Veterinarian Notes: “Euthanized due to adrenal pheochromocytoma and aspiration pneumonia. Also had thyroid adenoma (incidental). The pheochromocytoma will cause severe hypertension when functional and would contribute to degenerative changes in the major vessels. Old age would cause similar changes but this animal was only 24 and they can live into their 30s."

Camel Photo credit: Yaan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons


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