MR imaging and spectroscopy using hyperpolarized 129Xe gas: preliminary human results.

@article{Mugler1997MRIA,
  title={MR imaging and spectroscopy using hyperpolarized 129Xe gas: preliminary human results.},
  author={John P. Mugler and B Driehuys and James R. Brookeman and G. D. Cates and Stuart S. Berr and Robert G. Bryant and Thomas M. Daniel and Eduard E de Lange and J. Hunter Downs and Christopher J. Erickson and William Happer and Derrick Hinton and Neal F. Kassel and Tobias Maier and C D Phillips and Brian T. Saam and Karen L. Sauer and Mark E. Wagshul},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={809-15}
}
Using a new method of xenon laser-polarization that permits the generation of liter quantities of hyperpolarized 129Xe gas, the first 129Xe imaging results from the human chest and the first 129Xe spectroscopy results from the human chest and head have been obtained. With polarization levels of approximately 2%, cross-sectional images of the lung gas-spaces with a voxel volume of 0.9 cm3 (signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), 28) were acquired and three dissolved-phase resonances in spectra from the… CONTINUE READING