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Title: Apparatus for preparing a solution of a hyperpolarized noble gas for NMR and MRI analysis

Abstract

The present invention relates generally to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques for both spectroscopy and imaging. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods in which hyperpolarized noble gases (e.g., Xe and He) are used to enhance and improve NMR and MRI. Additionally, the hyperpolarized gas solutions of the invention are useful both in vitro and in vivo to study the dynamics or structure of a system. When used with biological systems, either in vivo or in vitro, it is within the scope of the invention to target the hyperpolarized gas and deliver it to specific regions within the system.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [5];  [6]
  1. Berkeley, CA
  2. Ramat Gan, IL
  3. Waiblingen, DE
  4. Rome, IT
  5. Albany, CA
  6. Socorro, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983068
Patent Number(s):
7385395
Application Number:
10/940,297
Assignee:
University of California
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61K - PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Pines, Alexander, Budinger, Thomas, Navon, Gil, Song, Yi-Qiao, Appelt, Stephan, Bifone, Angelo, Taylor, Rebecca, Goodson, Boyd, Seydoux, Roberto, Room, Toomas, and Pietrass, Tanja. Apparatus for preparing a solution of a hyperpolarized noble gas for NMR and MRI analysis. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Pines, Alexander, Budinger, Thomas, Navon, Gil, Song, Yi-Qiao, Appelt, Stephan, Bifone, Angelo, Taylor, Rebecca, Goodson, Boyd, Seydoux, Roberto, Room, Toomas, & Pietrass, Tanja. Apparatus for preparing a solution of a hyperpolarized noble gas for NMR and MRI analysis. United States.
Pines, Alexander, Budinger, Thomas, Navon, Gil, Song, Yi-Qiao, Appelt, Stephan, Bifone, Angelo, Taylor, Rebecca, Goodson, Boyd, Seydoux, Roberto, Room, Toomas, and Pietrass, Tanja. Tue . "Apparatus for preparing a solution of a hyperpolarized noble gas for NMR and MRI analysis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983068.
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