Facilities in the Laboratory for Functional Cartilage Imaging
include the equipment necessary for cartilage sample preparation,
maintenance, and testing. These include cylindrical core-bits for
obtainingcylindrical cartilage samples, a vertical microtome, culture NMR
tubes, a cartilage press, biohazard hoods, and a CO 2
Facilities for studying the samples through NMR spectroscopy
and imaging are available in the Center for Basic MR Research; clinical
studies are done at the BIDMC Radiology MRI Division facilities.