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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) during Bed Rest Analog for Lunar Exploration (MRI_Muscle)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Muscle physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is a medical diagnostic technique used in this study. The MRI creates images of the body using the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance, which is a spectroscopic technique used by scientists to obtain microscopic chemical and physical information about molecules, was performed in a 1.5T clinical magnet at UTMB.

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Lumbar vertebrae

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Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Calf axial muscles images
Lumbar spine sagittal images
Thigh muscles

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
LAFS 04/13/2008 12/19/2008 250 days

Additional Information
Other Key People
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)