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Applications of multi-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 7T.
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PMID:  21532871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
AIM: To discuss the advantages of ultra-high field (7T) for (1)H and (13)C magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies of metabolism.
METHODS: Measurements of brain metabolites were made at both 3 and 7T using (1)H MRS. Measurements of glycogen and lipids in muscle were measured using (13)C and (1)H MRS respectively.
RESULTS: In the brain, increased signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and dispersion allows spectral separation of the amino-acids glutamate, glutamine and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), without the need for sophisticated editing sequences. Improved quantification of these metabolites is demonstrated at 7T relative to 3T. SNR was 36% higher, and measurement repeatability (% coefficients of variation) was 4%, 10% and 10% at 7T, vs 8%, 29% and 21% at 3T for glutamate, glutamine and GABA respectively. Measurements at 7T were used to compare metabolite levels in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and insula. Creatine and glutamate levels were found to be significantly higher in the insula compared to the ACC (P < 0.05). In muscle, the increased SNR and spectral resolution at 7T enables interleaved studies of glycogen ((13)C) and intra-myocellular lipid (IMCL) and extra-myocellular lipid (EMCL) ((1)H) following exercise and re-feeding. Glycogen levels were significantly decreased following exercise (-28% at 50% VO(2) max; -58% at 75% VO(2) max). Interestingly, levels of glycogen in the hamstrings followed those in the quadriceps, despite reduce exercise loading. No changes in IMCL and EMCL were found in the study.
CONCLUSION: The demonstrated improvements in brain and muscle MRS measurements at 7T will increase the potential for use in investigating human metabolism and changes due to pathologies.
Mary C Stephenson; Frances Gunner; Antonio Napolitano; Paul L Greenhaff; Ian A Macdonald; Nadeem Saeed; William Vennart; Susan T Francis; Peter G Morris
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2014-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-13     Citation Subset:  -    
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G0901321//Medical Research Council

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