Measurement of 129Xe T1 in blood to explore the feasibility of hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI.

@article{Albert1995MeasurementO1,
  title={Measurement of 129Xe T1 in blood to explore the feasibility of hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI.},
  author={Marilyn S. Albert and Victor D. Schepkin and Thomas F. Budinger},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={
          975-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The major obstacle to the use of 129-xenon (I = 1/2) as a new source of contrast in magnetic resonance is its low sensitivity. The hyperpolarized 129Xe-MRI technique using laser optical pumping of rubidium promises to resolve this problem. The potential of xenon-based MRI for the body tissues other than the lung air spaces depends on the 129Xe polarization lifetime (T1) in the blood at a magnetic field of commonly available clinical MRI systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS Xenon with… CONTINUE READING
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