David J. Lurie

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Fast field-cycling MRI offers access to sources of endogenous information not available from conventional fixed-field imagers. One example is the T(1) dispersion curve: a plot of T(1) versus field strength. We present a pulse sequence that combines saturation-recovery/inversion-recovery T(1) determination with field cycling and point-resolved spectroscopy(More)
The determination of pH is one of the most important problems in the biochemistry of living organisms, since many of the vital processes of cells and cellular organelles depend on the local pH value. Amongst currently used experimental approaches for the measurement of pH, the application of spin pH probes in combination with EPR spectroscopy is a(More)
The nitrogen monoxide radical (NO*) forms paramagnetic mono- and dinitrosyl-iron complexes in biologic tissues. To establish a noninvasive technique for in vivo NO* imaging, we evaluated the suitability of these complexes as magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agents, making use of the ability of the unpaired electrons of the complexes to enter into dynamic(More)
A study was made of the in vivo detectability of a pH-sensitive, imidazolidine spin probe, and the efficacy of low-frequency electron spin resonance (ESR)-based techniques for pH measurement in vitro and in vivo in rats. The techniques used were longitudinally-detected ESR (LODESR) and field-cycled dynamic nuclear polarization (FC-DNP) for in vitro and in(More)
In this contribution, we explore the potential of proton electron double resonance imaging (PEDRI) in environmental science (hydrogeological) applications. After a discussion of the hydrogeological motivation for studies of free radical transport in environmental matrices, we present results from first experiments that show the principal applicability of(More)
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR, or ESR) is a powerful non-invasive spectroscopic tool that can be used to monitor drug release processes in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, spatial dissolution can be achieved by means of EPR-Imaging. The article introduces the basics of EPR and EPR-imaging. It discusses also the challenges of in vivo spectroscopy and(More)
The development of a 3-D, multi-nuclear continuous wave NMR imaging (CW-NMRI) system is described and its imaging capability is demonstrated on a range of materials exhibiting extremely short T(2) relaxation values. A variety of radiofrequency resonators were constructed and incorporated into a new gradient and field offset coil assembly, while the overall(More)
Proton-electron double-resonance imaging (PEDRI) has considerable value for study of the distribution and elimination pathways of nitroxide free radicals (NFRs). This has been illustrated by its use in studies of kidney function in the living rat in which the NFR proxyl carboxylic acid (PCA) has been employed as a 'tracer'. The technique, at its present(More)
In vitro and in vivo measurements of pH and thiols provide critical information on physiology and pathophysiology of living organisms, particularly related to oxidative stress. Stable nitroxides of imidazoline and imidazolidine types provide the unique possibility of measuring local values of pH and glutathione content in various biological systems,(More)