Whole-body Composition

Whole-body composition using EchoMRI

cardiomet_echo_mice.jpgEchoMRI™ provides the most precise measurements of whole-body composition in live mice. Total body fat, lean mass, body fluids, and total body water, are measured in a couple minutes under light gaz anesthesia, facilitating low-stress longitudinal tracking of small changes in body composition. EchoMRI is suitable for mice up to 100 grams.

A minimum of 5 mice is appropriate for longitudinal studies, whereas 8 to 10 mice are required for a single comparison between groups. An acclimation period may be necessary in the event that mice lose body weight during the transfer to our facility.

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References: http://www.echomri.com/about_us.html