Yuanyu Shen1, Gang Xiao2, Zhiwei Shen1, Xiaolei Zhang1, Wei Hu1, Xiangyong Tang1, Zhiyan Zhang1, Jitian Guan1, and Renhua Wu1
12nd Affilicated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China, People's Republic of, 2Hanshan Normal University, Chaozhou, China, People's Republic of
Our aim was to demonstrate
the feasibility of nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE) imaging to detect the
characteristic of patients with brain tumors. Six healthy volunteers and eleven
patients with brain tumors were recruited for undergoing MRI scan at 3T. As a
result, we found NOE value was greater in white matter compared to gray matter.
However, in human brain tumors, NOE value was slightly hypointense in glioma
and little difference in meningioma. NOE imaging may help to distinguish the
heterogeneity of benign or malignant tumors, and it is important in diagnosis
and treatment planning for patients with brain tumors.