MRI Thermometry Based on Encapsulated Hyperpolarized Xenon

TitleMRI Thermometry Based on Encapsulated Hyperpolarized Xenon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSchilling F., Schroder L., Palaniappan K.K, Zapf S., Wemmer D.E, Pines A
Date PublishedNov 15
ISBN Number1439-4235
Accession NumberWOS:000285080600023

A new approach to MRI thermometry using encapsulated hyperpolarized xenon is demonstrated The method is based on the temperature dependent chemical shift of hyperpolarized xenon in a cryptophane-A cage This shift is linear with a slope of 029 ppm degrees C(-1) which is perceptibly higher than the shift of the proton resonance frequency of water (ca 0 01 ppm degrees C(-1)) that is currently used for MRI thermometry Using spectroscopic imaging techniques, we collected temperature maps of a phantom sample that could discriminate by direct NMR detection between temperature differences of 0 1 degrees C at a sensor concentration of 150 mu M Alternatively, the xenon-in-cage chemical shift was determined by indirect detection using saturation transfer techniques (Hyper-CEST) that allow detection of nanomolar agent concentrations Thermometry based on hyperpolarized xenon sensors improves the accuracy of currently available MRI thermometry methods, potentially giving rise to biomedical applications of biosensors functionalized for binding to specific target molecules

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Short TitleMRI Thermometry Based on Encapsulated Hyperpolarized Xenon
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