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Metabolite detection of pancreatic carcinoma by in vivo proton MR spectroscopy at 3T: initial results.
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PMID:  22095426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The authors sought to identify metabolic features of pancreatic carcinoma by in vivo proton magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy at 3 Tesla. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty healthy volunteers and 40 patients with pancreatic carcinoma confirmed by histopathology underwent T2-weighted imaging for localisation of the single voxel. Respiration-triggered (1)H MR spectroscopy was used to detect metabolites in normal pancreas and cancerous tissue. All spectral data were processed with SAGE software. Unsuppressed water at 4.7 ppm was used as an internal reference to determine metabolite concentrations. Each ratio among the different peak areas was statistically evaluated between normal pancreas and pancreatic carcinoma. RESULTS: The following five groups of spectra were detected: unsaturated fatty acids (-CH = CH-) at 5.4 ppm; residual water at 4.7 ppm; choline metabolites at 3.2 ppm; unsaturated fatty acids (-CH2-CH = CH-) or a combination of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG), glutamine, glutamate, macromolecules and unsaturated fatty acids (-CH2-CH = CH-) at 2.0 ppm and lipids at 1.3 ppm. Ratio of lipids to unsuppressed water in normal pancreas was statistically greater than that in pancreatic cancer (p=0.004). Ratio of choline to unsuppressed water in normal pancreas was statistically greater than that in pancreatic cancer (p=0.0001). Ratio of fatty acids (-CH = CH-) to lipids in normal pancreas was statistically lower than that in pancreatic cancer (p=0.006). CONCLUSIONS: Compared with normal pancreas, pancreatic carcinoma has a higher ratio of fatty acids (-CH = CH-) to lipids and lower ratios of lipids to unsuppressed water and choline to unsuppressed water at 3T.
X Yao; M Zeng; H Wang; S Fei; S Rao; Y Ji
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Radiologia medica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1826-6983     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0177625     Medline TA:  Radiol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University and Department of Medical Image, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Vernacular Title:
Rilevazione dei metaboliti del carcinoma pancreatico mediante l'utilizzo in vivo della spettroscopia protonica a risonanza magnetica a 3T: risultati preliminari.
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