Development of a Hybrid Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound Imaging System
(a) Front and (b) side views of the Perspex tank with Delrin mounting blocks holding the rat platform. The reflector used for image and HIFU alignment is shown on the left (insert). (c) Schematic diagram depicting the side view of the rat platform. “A” indicates the universal joint to allow flexible positioning of the animal, with screw to secure it in position. “B” indicates a hole in the base plate (dashed lines), through which a cable tie was threaded in order to hold the right foot in position, preventing the animal from moving and therefore maintaining imaging access.