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2-D And 3-D Reconstructions Of The Olfactory System Of The Rat
Author(s): A. H. Reisner; G. A. Bell; C. A. Bucholtz; D. Rosenfeld; K. Tsui
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Paper Abstract

The olfactory system of the rat is a useful model for the study of mammalian sensory systems. However, the anatomy of the nasal epithelium, where the cells responsible for detecting odors are located, is extremely complex. Therefore, we have focused our attention on the development of two- and three-dimensional automated imaging methods. The presentation of pure odorants to the experimental animal together with the injection of [14M-deoxyglucose has been combined with autoradiography of frozen sectioned material. Several approaches have been used to obtain optimal alignments of the digitized images of the sections so as to be able to generate appropriate 2-D and 3-D reconstructions. Such reconstructions allow visualization of the ethmo-turbinal bones (turbinates) and the associated soft tissue and appear to be useful in analyzing and highlighting differential metabolic activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1030, Biostereometrics '88, (14 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950477
Show Author Affiliations
A. H. Reisner, CSIRO (Australia)
G. A. Bell, CSIRO (Australia)
C. A. Bucholtz, CSIRO (Australia)
D. Rosenfeld, University of Sydney (Australia)
K. Tsui, University of Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1030:
Biostereometrics '88
Juerg U. Baumann; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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