Haoyang Xing1,2, Hao Shen3, Hehan Tang1, Xiaoqi Huang1, Qiyong Gong1, Xiaohong Joe Zhou2,4
1Center for MR Research, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China; 2Center for MR Research, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States; 3GE Healthcare, Beijing, China; 4Departments of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Bioengineering, Chicago, IL, United States
Characterization of phosphocreatine (or PCr) in biological tissues can provide valuable information on tissue physiology and metabolism and may lead to sensitive disease markers. We have developed 2D and 3D spectrally selective PCr imaging techniques on a human 3T MRI scanner. Low resolution PCr images (32x32) can be obtained in 10.8 minutes with an SNR of ~4, boding well for further developing these techniques for human applications.