Assessment of human liver metabolism by phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Phosphorus 31 magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy was used for the study of liver metabolism in vivo in seven healthy subjects. Subjects were examined in a 1.6 T whole-body magnet using surface coils for data acquisition. The region of the liver from which MR signals were collected was selected by magnetic-field profiling. The concentration ratios of… (More)