Saadallah Ramadan1, Robert V. Mulkern2, Carolyn E. Mountford1
1Radiology, Brigham and Women's
3 is an essential fatty acid (FA) that cannot be synthesized in the body and is obtained by diet. In the human body, essential FA serve multiple functions including neuroprotective functions, mood, behavior and prevents inflammation. There are two types of s-3 FAs: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of these molecular structures end with R-HC=CH-CH2-CH3. We investigated possibility of detecting -3 in human bone marrow, at 3T, using localised one dimensional (1D) (PRESS) and localized two-dimensional (2D) correlation spectroscopy (L-COSY).