In Vivo Noninvasive Detection of Brown Adipose Tissue through Intermolecular Zero-Quantum MRI

@inproceedings{Branca2013InVN,
  title={In Vivo Noninvasive Detection of Brown Adipose Tissue through Intermolecular Zero-Quantum MRI},
  author={Rosa T Branca and Le Zhang and Warren Warren and Edward Auerbach and Arjun Khanna and Simone Degan and Kamil Ugurbil and Robert M. Maronpot},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
The recent discovery of active Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) in adult humans has opened new avenues for obesity research and treatment, as reduced BAT activity seem to be implicated in human energy imbalance, diabetes, and hypertension. However, clinical applications are currently limited by the lack of non-invasive tools for measuring mass and function of this tissue in humans. Here we present a new magnetic resonance imaging method based on the normally invisible intermolecular multiple-quantum… CONTINUE READING