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Hyperpolarized MRI

Sa Xiao, He Deng, Caohui Duan, Junshuai Xie, Huiting Zhang, Xianping Sun, Chaohui Ye, Xin Zhou
Dynamic hyperpolarized (HP)129 Xe MRI is able to visualize the process of lung ventilation, which potentially provides unique information about lung physiology and pathophysiology. However, the longitudinal magnetization of HP129 Xe is nonrenewable, making it difficult to achieve high image quality while maintaining high temporal-spatial resolution in the pulmonary dynamic MRI. In this paper, we propose a new accelerated dynamic HP129 Xe MRI scheme incorporating the low-rank, sparse and gas-inflow effects (L + S + G) constraints...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
George J Lu, Arash Farhadi, Arnab Mukherjee, Mikhail G Shapiro
A long-standing goal of molecular imaging is to visualize cellular function within the context of living animals, necessitating the development of reporter genes compatible with deeply penetrant imaging modalities such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Until recently, no reporter genes for ultrasound were available, and most genetically encoded reporters for MRI were limited by metal availability or relatively low sensitivity. Here we review how these limitations are being addressed by recently introduced reporter genes based on air-filled and water-transporting biomolecules...
March 14, 2018: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
Junu Bae, Zijian Zhou, Thomas Theis, Warren S Warren, Qiu Wang
Hyperpolarized magnetic resonance (HP-MR) is a powerful, sensitive, and noninvasive approach to visualize molecular structure, function, and dynamics in vitro and in vivo. Current applications of HP-MR mostly rely on hyperpolarization of target compounds in dedicated hyperpolarizers because biomolecules can typically not be hyperpolarized directly in vivo. The injected hyperpolarized probes often undergo multiple metabolic pathways in living systems, and it remains challenging to localize and identify specific targets with high chemical selectivity...
March 2018: Science Advances
Shota Hodono, Akihiro Shimokawa, Neil J Stewart, Yukiko Yamauchi, Renya Nishimori, Mami Yamane, Hirohiko Imai, Hideaki Fujiwara, Atsuomi Kimura
PURPOSE: High Mobility Group Box1 (HMGB1), which is one of the damage-associated molecular pattern molecules relating to various inflammatory diseases, has gained interest as a therapeutic target because of its involvement in wound healing processes. In the present study, we investigated HMGB1 as a potential therapeutic target in a model of lung fibrosis using a preclinical hyperpolarized129 Xe (HPXe) MRI system. METHODS: Lung injury was induced by intra-peritoneal injection of bleomycin (BLM) in 19 mice...
March 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
Haiyun Qi, Christian Østergaard Mariager, Jakob Lindhardt, Per Mose Nielsen, Hans Stødkilde-Jørgensen, Christoffer Laustsen
PURPOSE: Anesthesia is necessary for most animal studies requiring invasive procedures. It is well documented that various types of anesthesia modulate a wide variety of important metabolic and functional processes in the body, and as such, represent a potential limitation in the study design. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the renal functional and metabolic consequences of 3 typical rodent anesthetics used in preclinical MRI: sevoflurane, inaction, and a mixture of fentanyl, fluanisone, and midazolam (FFM)...
March 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Neil J Stewart, Ho-Fung Chan, Paul J C Hughes, Felix C Horn, Graham Norquay, Madhwesha Rao, Denise P Yates, Rob H Ireland, Matthew Q Hatton, Bilal A Tahir, Paul Ford, Andrew J Swift, Rod Lawson, Helen Marshall, Guilhem J Collier, Jim M Wild
BACKGROUND: To support translational lung MRI research with hyperpolarized129 Xe gas, comprehensive evaluation of derived quantitative lung function measures against established measures from3 He MRI is required. Few comparative studies have been performed to date, only at 3T, and multisession repeatability of129 Xe functional metrics have not been reported. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To compare hyperpolarized129 Xe and3 He MRI-derived quantitative metrics of lung ventilation and microstructure, and their repeatability, at 1...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Cornelius von Morze, Galen D Reed, Peder E Larson, Daniele Mammoli, Albert P Chen, James Tropp, Mark Van Criekinge, Michael A Ohliger, John Kurhanewicz, Daniel B Vigneron, Matthew E Merritt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of in vivo13 C->1 H hyperpolarization transfer, which has significant potential advantages for detecting the distribution and metabolism of hyperpolarized13 C probes in a clinical MRI scanner. METHODS: A standalone pulsed13 C RF transmit channel was developed for operation in conjunction with the standard1 H channel of a clinical 3T MRI scanner. Pulse sequences for13 C power calibration and polarization transfer were programmed on the external hardware and integrated with a customized water-suppressed1 H MRS acquisition running in parallel on the scanner...
February 27, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Jan Hovener, Andrey N Pravdivtsev, Bryce Kidd, C Russel Bowers, Stefan Glöggler, Kirill V Kovtunov, Markus Plaumann, Rachel Katz-Brull, Kai Buckenmaier, Alexej Jerschow, Francesca Reineri, Thomas Theis, Roman V Shchepin, Shawn Wagner, Niki M M Zacharias, Pratip Bhattacharya, Eduard Y Chekmenev
NMR is one of the most versatile and useful physical effects used for human imaging, chemical analysis and the elucidation of molecular structures. Yet, the full potential of NMR is hardly ever used, because only a small fraction of the nuclear spin ensemble is polarized - i.e. aligned with the applied static magnetic field. This fraction is termed nuclear spin polarization P. As a result, no more than a few parts per million of all nuclear spins effectively contribute to the signal in all magnetic fields (B0) available for NMR or MRI today...
February 27, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
Jeremy W Gordon, Rie B Hansen, Peter J Shin, Yesu Feng, Daniel B Vigneron, Peder E Z Larson
With the translation of metabolic MRI with hyperpolarized13 C agents into the clinic, imaging approaches will require large volumetric FOVs to support clinical applications. Parallel imaging techniques will be crucial to increasing volumetric scan coverage while minimizing RF requirements and temporal resolution. Calibrationless parallel imaging approaches are well-suited for this application because they eliminate the need to acquire coil profile maps or auto-calibration data. In this work, we explored the utility of a calibrationless parallel imaging method (SAKE) and corresponding sampling strategies to accelerate and undersample hyperpolarized13 C data using 3D blipped EPI acquisitions and multichannel receive coils, and demonstrated its application in a human study of [1-13 C]pyruvate metabolism...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Matthieu Cavaillès, Aurélien Bornet, Xavier Jaurand, Basile Vuichoud, David Baudouin, Mathieu Baudin, Laurent Veyre, Geoffrey Baudenhausen, Jean-Nicolas Dumez, Sami Jannin, Christophe Copéret, Chloé Thieuleux
Tailoring the physical features and the porous network architecture of silica-based hyperpolarizing solids containing TEMPO radicals, known as HYPSO (HYbrid Polarizing SOlids), enable unprecedented performance of dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (d-DNP). High polarization values up to P(1H) = 99 % were reached for samples impregnated with a mixture of H2O:D2O and loaded in a 6.7 T polarizer at temperatures around 1.2 K. These HYPSO materials combine the best performance of homogeneous DNP formulations with the advantages of solid polarizing matrices which provide hyperpolarized solutions free of any - potentially toxic - additives (radicals and glass-forming agents)...
February 19, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
Eugene Milshteyn, Cornelius von Morze, Jeremy W Gordon, Zihan Zhu, Peder E Z Larson, Daniel B Vigneron
PURPOSE: The balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) acquisition enables high spatiotemporal resolution for hyperpolarized 13 C MRI at 3T but is limited by spectral contamination from adjacent resonances. The purpose of this study was to develop a framework for in vivo dynamic high resolution imaging of hyperpolarized [1- 13 C]pyruvate and [1- 13 C]lactate generated in vivo at 3T by simplifying the spectrum through the use of selective suppression pulses. METHODS: Spectral suppression pulses were incorporated into the bSSFP sequence for suppression of [1- 13 C]alanine and [1- 13 C]pyruvate-hydrate signals, leaving only the pyruvate and lactate resonances...
February 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Stefan Markovic, Anne Fages, Tangi Roussel, Ron Hadas, Alexander Brandis, Michal Neeman, Lucio Frydman
Placental functions, including transport and metabolism, play essential roles in pregnancy. This study assesses such processes in vivo , from a hyperpolarized MRI perspective. Hyperpolarized urea, bicarbonate, and pyruvate were administered to near-term pregnant rats, and all metabolites displayed distinctive behaviors. Little evidence of placental barrier crossing was observed for bicarbonate, at least within the timescales allowed by 13 C relaxation. By contrast, urea was observed to cross the placental barrier, with signatures visible from certain fetal organs including the liver...
February 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Juan F P J Abascal, Manuel Desco, Juan Parra-Robles
Diffusion MRI data are generally acquired using hyperpolarized gases during patient breath-hold, which yields a compromise between achievable image resolution, lung coverage, and number of -values. In this paper, we propose a novel method that accelerates the acquisition of diffusion MRI data by undersampling in both the spatial and -value dimensions and incorporating knowledge about signal decay into the reconstruction (SIDER). SIDER is compared with total variation (TV) reconstruction by assessing its effect on both the recovery of ventilation images and the estimated mean alveolar dimensions (MADs)...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Kristina Sorochkina, Vladimir Valeryevich Zhivonitko, Konstantin Chernichenko, Ville-Veikko Aukusti Telkki, Timo Repo, Igor V Koptyug
The potential of metal-free catalysis based on the concept of a frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) has attracted considerable attention. Meanwhile, the ability of some FLPs to activate H2 is of significant interest for sensitivity enhancement in NMR spectroscopy and MRI. The activation of H2 is the key element of parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP), one of the nuclear spin hyperpolarization techniques. Recently, it has been demonstrated that o-phenylene-based ansa-aminoboranes (AABs) can produce 1H nuclear spin hyperpolarization through a reversible interaction with parahydrogen at ambient temperatures...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Cornelius von Morze, Prasanna K R Allu, Gene Y Chang, Irene Marco-Rius, Eugene Milshteyn, Zhen J Wang, Michael A Ohliger, Catherine E Gleason, John Kurhanewicz, Daniel B Vigneron, David Pearce
The type 2 diabetic phenotype results from mixed effects of insulin deficiency and insulin resistance, but the relative contributions of these two distinct factors remain poorly characterized, as do the respective roles of the gluconeogenic organs. The purpose of this study was to investigate localized in vivo metabolic changes in liver and kidneys of contrasting models of diabetes mellitus (DM): streptozotocin (STZ)-treated wild-type Zucker rats (T1DM) and Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats (T2DM). Intermediary metabolism was probed using hyperpolarized (HP) [1-13C]pyruvate MRI of the liver and kidneys...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kasper Wigh Lipsø, Esben Søvsø Szocska Hansen, Rasmus Stilling Tougaard, Christoffer Laustsen, Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen
PURPOSE: To investigate dynamic coronary MR angiography using hyperpolarized water as a positive contrast agent. Hyperpolarization can increase the signal by several orders of magnitude, and has recently been translated to human cardiac application. The aim was to achieve large 1 H signal enhancement to allow high-resolution imaging of the coronary arteries. METHODS: Protons in D2 O were hyperpolarized by dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization. A total of 18 mL of hyperpolarized water was injected into the coronary arteries of healthy pigs (N = 9; 3 injections in 3 animals)...
January 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Wissam Iali, Peter J Rayner, Simon B Duckett
Hyperpolarization turns weak nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) responses into strong signals, so normally impractical measurements are possible. We use parahydrogen to rapidly hyperpolarize appropriate 1H, 13C, 15N, and 31P responses of analytes (such as NH3) and important amines (such as phenylethylamine), amides (such as acetamide, urea, and methacrylamide), alcohols spanning methanol through octanol and glucose, the sodium salts of carboxylic acids (such as acetic acid and pyruvic acid), sodium phosphate, disodium adenosine 5'-triphosphate, and sodium hydrogen carbonate...
January 2018: Science Advances
Dudari Burueva, Kirill Viktorovich Kovtunov, Valerii Bukhtiyarov, Andrey Bukhtiyarov, Danila Barskiy, Igor Prosvirin, Igor Mashkovsky, Galina Baeva, Aleksandr Stakheev, Igor Koptyug
Pd-In/Al2O3 single-site catalyst was able to show high selectivity (up to 98%) in the gas phase semihydrogenation of propyne. Formation of intermetallic Pd-In compound was studied by XPS during reduction of the catalyst. FTIR-CO spectroscopy confirmed single-site nature of the intermetallic Pd-In phase reduced at high temperature. Utilization of Pd-In/Al2O3 in semihydrogenation of propyne with parahydrogen allowed to produce ~3400-fold NMR signal enhancement for reaction product propene (polarization = 9.3%) demonstrating the large contribution of pairwise hydrogen addition route...
January 11, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
Alexandra M Olaru, Thomas B R Robertson, Jennifer S Lewis, Alex Antony, Wissam Iali, Ryan E Mewis, Simon B Duckett
Fluorinated ligands have a variety of uses in chemistry and industry, but it is their medical applications as 18F-labelled positron emission tomography (PET) tracers where they are most visible. In this work, we illustrate the potential of using 19F-containing ligands as future magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents and as probes in magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies by significantly increasing their magnetic resonance detectability through the signal amplification by reversible exchange (SABRE) hyperpolarization method...
January 2018: ChemistryOpen
Cornelius von Morze, Michael A Ohliger, Irene Marco-Rius, David M Wilson, Robert R Flavell, David Pearce, Daniel B Vigneron, John Kurhanewicz, Zhen J Wang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the hyperpolarized ketone body 13 C-acetoacetate (AcAc) and its conversion to 13 C-β-hydroxybutyrate (βOHB) in vivo, catalyzed by β-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (BDH), as a novel direct marker of mitochondrial redox state. METHODS: [1,3-13 C2 ]AcAc was synthesized by hydrolysis of the ethyl ester, and hyperpolarized via dissolution DNP. Cold storage under basic conditions resulted in sufficient chemical stability for use in hyperpolarized (HP) MRI studies...
January 3, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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