Wellington Pham
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High-resolution hyperpolarized in vivo metabolic C spectroscopy at low magnetic field (48.7mT) following murine tail-vein injection.

Coffey AM, Feldman MA, Shchepin RV, Barskiy DA, Truong ML, Pham W, Chekmenev EY
J Magn Reson. 2017 281: 246-252

PMID: 28651245 · PMCID: PMC5544012 · DOI:10.1016/j.jmr.2017.06.009

High-resolution C NMR spectroscopy of hyperpolarized succinate-1-C-2,3-d is reported in vitro and in vivo using a clinical-scale, biplanar (80cm-gap) 48.7mT permanent magnet with a high homogeneity magnetic field. Non-localized C NMR spectra were recorded at 0.52MHz resonance frequency over the torso of a tumor-bearing mouse every 2s. Hyperpolarized C NMR signals with linewidths of ∼3Hz (corresponding to ∼6ppm) were recorded in vitro (2mL in a syringe) and in vivo (over a mouse torso). Comparison of the full width at half maximum (FWHM) for C NMR spectra acquired at 48.7mT and at 4.7T in a small-animal MRI scanner demonstrates a factor of ∼12 improvement for the C resonance linewidth attainable at 48.7mT compared to that at 4.7T in vitro. C hyperpolarized succinate-1-C resonance linewidths in vivo are at least one order of magnitude narrower at 48.7mT compared to those observed in high-field (≥3T) studies employing HP contrast agents. The demonstrated high-resolution C in vivo spectroscopy could be useful for high-sensitivity spectroscopic studies involving monitoring HP agent uptake or detecting metabolism using HP contrast agents with sufficiently large C chemical shift differences.

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MeSH Terms (14)

Animals Carbon Isotopes Cell Line, Tumor Contrast Media Electromagnetic Fields Female Injections, Intravenous Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Mice Mice, Nude Neoplasms, Experimental Tail Veins

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