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Hyperpolarized water as an authentic contrast agent for perfusion MRI
 

Summary: Hyperpolarized water as an authentic contrast
agent for perfusion MRI
NSF-DMR05-20415Seed
The image illustrates that the mechanical
flow dispersion of pure water can be directly
visualized without using specialized imaging
techniques or tracers by perfusion MRI.
The image illustrates that the mechanical
flow dispersion of pure water can be directly
visualized without using specialized imaging
techniques or tracers by perfusion MRI.
Water itself in a highly 1H spin-polarized state is proposed
as a novel contrast agent to visualize perfusion of water
through biological systems, reactors or columns by
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Hyperpolarization has
recently been shown by Han through an UCSB MRL Seed
program to be an ideal contrast mechanism to highlight the
ubiquitous and specific function of water as its function is
not altered by the degree of magnetization. A key feature is
the use of highly spin-polarized stable radicals that are

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics