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NMR in Biomedicine

Raghavendra Rao, Motaz Nashawaty, Saher Fatima, Kathleen Ennis, Ivan Tkac
Hyperglycemia (blood glucose concentration >150 mg/dL) is common in extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs; birth at <28 week gestation). Hyperglycemia increases the risk of brain injury in the neonatal period. The long-term effects are not well understood. In adult rats, hyperglycemia alters hippocampal energy metabolism. The effects of hyperglycemia on the developing hippocampus were studied in rat pups. In Experiment 1, recurrent hyperglycemia of graded severity (moderate hyperglycemia (moderate-HG), mean blood glucose 214...
March 13, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Da Wang, Aichi Chien, Jiaxin Shao, Fadil Abbas Ali, Peng Hu
The aim of this work was to develop and evaluate a fast phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) technique with hybrid one- and two-sided flow encodings only (HOTFEO) for accurate blood flow and velocity measurements of three-directional velocity encoding PC-MRI. Four-dimensional (4D) PC-MRI acquires flow-compensated (FC) and three-directional flow-encoded (FE) echoes in an interleaved fashion. We hypothesize that the blood flow velocity direction (not magnitude) has minimal change between two consecutive cardiac phases...
March 8, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
David E J Waddington, Mathieu Sarracanie, Najat Salameh, Fanny Herisson, Cenk Ayata, Matthew S Rosen
Overhauser-enhanced MRI (OMRI) is an electron-proton double-resonance imaging technique of interest for its ability to non-invasively measure the concentration and distribution of free radicals. In vivo OMRI experiments are typically undertaken at ultra-low magnetic field (ULF), as both RF power absorption and penetration issues-a consequence of the high resonance frequencies of electron spins-are mitigated. However, working at ULF causes a drastic reduction in MRI sensitivity. Here, we report on the design, construction and performance of an OMRI platform optimized for high NMR sensitivity and low RF power absorbance, exploring challenges unique to probe design in the ULF regime...
March 1, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Amanda M Hamilton, Suzanne M Wong, Eugene Wong, Paula J Foster
Whole-brain radiotherapy is the standard of care for patients with breast cancer with multiple brain metastases and, although this treatment has been essential in the management of existing brain tumors, there are many known negative consequences associated with the irradiation of normal brain tissue. In our study, we used in vivo magnetic resonance imaging analysis to investigate the influence of radiotherapy-induced damage of healthy brain on the arrest and growth of metastatic breast cancer cells in a mouse model of breast cancer brain metastasis...
March 1, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Thomas Schultz, Anna Vilanova
Modern diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) acquires intricate volume datasets and biological meaning can only be found in the relationship between its different measurements. Suitable strategies for visualizing these complicated data have been key to interpretation by physicians and neuroscientists, for drawing conclusions on brain connectivity and for quality control. This article provides an overview of visualization solutions that have been proposed to date, ranging from basic grayscale and color encodings to glyph representations and renderings of fiber tractography...
February 27, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Frank Riemer, Bhavana S Solanky, Claudia A M Wheeler-Kingshott, Xavier Golay
The purpose of this study was to measure the sodium transverse relaxation time T2 * in the healthy human brain. Five healthy subjects were scanned with 18 echo times (TEs) as short as 0.17 ms. T2 * values were fitted on a voxel-by-voxel basis using a bi-exponential model. Data were also analysed using a continuous distribution fit with a region of interest-based inverse Laplace transform. Average T2 * values were 3.4 ± 0.2 ms and 23.5 ± 1.8 ms in white matter (WM) for the short and long components, respectively, and 3...
February 26, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Niklaus Zoelch, Andreas Hock, Anke Henning
Quantification of magnetic resonance spectroscopy signals using the phantom replacement method requires an adequate correction of differences between the acquisition of the reference signal in the phantom and the measurement in vivo. Applying the principle of reciprocity, sensitivity differences can be corrected at low field strength by measuring the RF transmitter gain needed to obtain a certain flip angle in the measured volume. However, at higher field strength the transmit sensitivity may vary from the reception sensitivity, which leads to wrongly estimated concentrations...
February 21, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Daniel F Gochberg, Mark D Does, Zhongliang Zu, Christopher L Lankford
Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) is an imaging method based on magnetization exchange between solutes and water. This exchange generates changes in the measured signal after off-resonance radiofrequency irradiation. Although the analytic solution for CEST with continuous wave (CW) irradiation has been determined, most studies are performed using pulsed irradiation. In this work, we derive an analytic solution for the CEST signal after pulsed irradiation that includes both short-time rotation effects and long-time saturation effects in a two-pool system corresponding to water and a low-concentration exchanging solute pool...
February 20, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
E M Serrao, M I Kettunen, T B Rodrigues, D Y Lewis, F A Gallagher, D E Hu, K M Brindle
Measurements of hyperpolarized13 C label exchange between injected [1-13 C]pyruvate and the endogenous tumor lactate pool can give an apparent first-order rate constant for the exchange. The determination of the isotope flux, however, requires an estimate of the labeled pyruvate concentration in the tumor. This was achieved here by measurement of the tumor uptake of [1-14 C]pyruvate, which showed that <2% of the injected pyruvate reached the tumor site. Multiplication of this estimated labeled pyruvate concentration in the tumor with the apparent first-order rate constant for hyperpolarized13 C label exchange gave an isotope flux that showed good agreement with a flux determined directly by the injection of non-polarized [3-13 C]pyruvate, rapid excision of the tumor after 30 s and measurement of13 C-labeled lactate concentrations in tumor extracts...
February 19, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Arjan D Hendriks, Alessio Fracasso, Catalina S Arteaga de Castro, Mark W J M Gosselink, Peter R Luijten, Natalia Petridou, Dennis W J Klomp
The combination of functional MRI (fMRI) and MRS is a promising approach to relate BOLD imaging to neuronal metabolism, especially at high field strength. However, typical scan times for GABA edited spectroscopy are of the order of 6-30 min, which is long compared with functional changes observed with fMRI. The aim of this study is to reduce scan time and increase GABA sensitivity for edited spectroscopy in the human visual cortex, by enlarging the volume of activated tissue in the primary visual cortex. A dedicated setup at 7 T for combined fMRI and GABA MRS is developed...
February 14, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
J C Klein, M Rolinski, L Griffanti, K Szewczyk-Krolikowski, F Baig, C Ruffmann, A R Groves, R A L Menke, M T Hu, C Mackay
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies in early Parkinson's disease (PD) have shown promise in the detection of disease-related brain changes in the white and deep grey matter. We set out to establish whether intrinsic cortical involvement in early PD can be detected with quantitative MRI. We collected a rich, multi-modal dataset, including diffusion MRI, T1 relaxometry and cortical morphometry, in 20 patients with early PD (disease duration, 1.9 ± 0.97 years, Hoehn & Yahr 1-2) and in 19 matched controls...
February 13, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Yue Zhang, Edward Taub, Nouha Salibi, Gitendra Uswatte, Andrew A Maudsley, Sulaiman Sheriff, Brent Womble, Victor W Mark, David C Knight
To date, single voxel spectroscopy (SVS) is the most commonly used MRS technique. SVS is relatively easy to use and provides automated and immediate access to the resulting spectra. However, it is also limited in spatial coverage. A new and very promising MRS technique allows for whole-brain MR spectroscopic imaging (WB-MRSI) with much improved spatial resolution. Establishing the reproducibility of data obtained using SVS and WB-MRSI is an important first step for using these techniques to evaluate longitudinal changes in metabolite concentration...
February 13, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Zhongliang Zu, Aqeela Afzal, Hua Li, Jingping Xie, John C Gore
We have previously reported that the dispersion of spin-lattice relaxation rates in the rotating frame (R1ρ ) of tissue water protons at high field can be dominated by chemical exchange contributions. Ischemia in brain causes changes in tissue pH, which in turn may affect proton exchange rates. Amide proton transfer (APT, a form of chemical exchange saturation transfer) has been shown to be sensitive to chemical exchange rates and able to detect pH changes non-invasively following ischemic stroke. However, the specificity of APT to pH changes is decreased because of the influence of several other factors that affect magnetization transfer...
February 9, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Magaly Zappa, Sabrina Doblas, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Fabien Milliat, Jérémy Lavigne, Fanny Daniel, Abelhak Jallane, Philippe Garteiser, Valérie Vilgrain, Eric Ogier-Denis, Bernard E Van Beers
Murine radiation-induced rectocolitis is considered to be a relevant animal model of gastrointestinal inflammation. The purpose of our study was to compare quantitative MRI and histopathological features in this gastrointestinal inflammation model. Radiation rectocolitis was induced by localized single-dose radiation (27 Gy) in Sprague-Dawley rats. T2 -weighted, T1 -weighted and diffusion-weighted MRI was performed at 7 T in 16 rats between 2 and 4 weeks after irradiation and in 10 control rats. Rats were sacrificed and the histopathological inflammation score of the colorectal samples was assessed...
February 6, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Kevin Moll, Alexander Gussew, Maria Nisser, Steffen Derlien, Martin Krämer, Jürgen R Reichenbach
Measurements of exercise-induced metabolic changes, such as oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide exhalation or lactate concentration, are important indicators for assessing the current performance level of athletes in training science. With exercise-limiting metabolic processes occurring in loaded muscles, 31 P-MRS represents a particularly powerful modality to identify and analyze corresponding training-induced alterations. Against this background, the current study aimed to analyze metabolic adaptations after an exhaustive exercise in two calf muscles (m...
February 2, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Samantha By, Junzhong Xu, Bailey A Box, Francesca R Bagnato, Seth A Smith
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the feasibility and reproducibility of the spherical mean technique (SMT), a multi-compartmental diffusion model, in the spinal cord of healthy controls, and to assess its ability to improve spinal cord characterization in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients at 3 T. SMT was applied in the cervical spinal cord of eight controls and six relapsing-remitting MS patients. SMT provides an elegant framework to model the apparent axonal volume fraction vax , intrinsic diffusivity Dax , and extra-axonal transverse diffusivity Dex_perp (which is estimated as a function of vax and Dax ) without confounds related to complex fiber orientation distribution that reside in diffusion MRI modeling...
February 1, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Alan J Wright, Zoé M A Husson, De-En Hu, Gerard Callejo, Kevin M Brindle, Ewan St John Smith
Arthritic conditions are a major source of chronic pain. Furthering our understanding of disease mechanisms creates the opportunity to develop more targeted therapeutics. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), measurements of pH in human synovial fluid suggest that acidosis occurs, but that this is highly variable between individuals. Here we sought to determine if tissue acidosis occurs in a widely used rodent arthritis model: complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced inflammation. CFA robustly evoked paw and ankle swelling, concomitant with worsening clinical scores over time...
January 30, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Moritz Zaiss, Philipp Ehses, Klaus Scheffler
Gradient echo (GRE)-based acquisition provides a robust readout method for chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) at ultrahigh field (UHF). To develop a snapshot-CEST approach, the transient GRE signal and point spread function were investigated in detail, leading to optimized measurement parameters and reordering schemes for fast and robust volumetric CEST imaging. Simulation of the transient GRE signal was used to determine the optimal sequence parameters and the maximum feasible number of k-space lines...
January 26, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Philippe Garteiser, Sabrina Doblas, Bernard E Van Beers
The viscoelastic properties of the liver and spleen can be assessed with magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). Several actuators, MRI acquisition sequences and reconstruction algorithms have been proposed for this purpose. Reproducible results are obtained, especially when the examination is performed in standard conditions with the patient fasting. Accurate staging of liver fibrosis can be obtained by measuring liver stiffness or elasticity with MRE. Moreover, emerging evidence shows that assessing the tissue viscous parameters with MRE is useful for characterizing liver inflammation, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, hepatic congestion, portal hypertension, and hepatic tumors...
January 25, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Morris H Baslow
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January 25, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
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