Relaxation times and concentrations of 7Li in the brain of patients receiving lithium therapy.

@article{Kushnir1993RelaxationTA,
  title={Relaxation times and concentrations of 7Li in the brain of patients receiving lithium therapy.},
  author={Tammar Kushnir and Yacov Itzchak and Avi Valevski and Michal Lask and Ilan Modai and Gil Navon},
  journal={NMR in biomedicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={39-42}
}
The present study describes a protocol for the determination of in vivo absolute molar concentrations of Li+ in the human brain using a double tuned 1H/7Li surface coil. The protocol follows the method of Thulborn and Ackerman [J. Mag. Reson. 55, 357-371 (1983)] where the ratio of the signal intensities of 7Li and 1H in the brain is compared to the same… CONTINUE READING