Markus Durst1, Stephan Dwel1, Concetta V. Gringeri2, Yvonne Kosanke3, Claudia Gross3, Rickmer Braren3, Axel Haase1, Marion I. Menzel2, Rolf F. Schulte2
1Institute of Medical Engineering, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Garching, Germany; 2GE Global Research, Garching, Germany; 3Institute of Radiology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Mnchen, Germany
13C-labeled fumarate is a promising candidate for hyperpolarised in-vivo applications because it could allow the early detection of necrosis. The goal of this work was to design and implement an efficient sequence for the in-vivo quantification of fumarate and its metabolite. The sequence combines a multiband excitation pulse specifically tailored to the spectrum of fumarate and malate with IDEAL spiral imaging. Saturation recovery spectra are acquired for malate to analyse the metabolic kinetics. First measurements in an orthotopic rat tumour model were performed before and after transcatheter arterial embolisation to validate the effectiveness of the method.