Dynamic phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the quadriceps muscle: effects of age and sex on spectroscopic results.


RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Phosphorus-31 (31p) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is used to assess the influence of sex and age on quadriceps muscle metabolism before and after exercise. METHODS Fifty-four healthy volunteers and 56 patients with an arterial occlusive disease were examined by dynamic 31p MRS. In the magnet, the quadriceps muscle was… (More)