Florence Colliez1, Julie Magat1, Vincent Denolin2, Thierry Duprez3, Bndicte F. Jordan1, Bernard Gallez1
1Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Group, Universit Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; 2Philips Health Care Benelux, Belgium; 3Institute of Clinical and Experimental Research, Universit Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
The purpose of the current work was to translate the MOBILE technique, a method developed to map variations in oxygenation based on the changes in the relaxation properties of the tissue lipids by exploiting the higher solubility property of oxygen in lipids than in water, on a 3T clinical MR scanner. MOBILE consists in the selective measurement of the lipids relaxation rate with water suppression. In order to validate the technique, we compared the sensitivity of MOBILE in the brain of healthy volunteers (n=4) with changes in R2* and R1 of water with respect to an hyperoxic breathing challenge.