Rolf F Schulte1, Enrico Chiavazza2,3, Axel Haase2, Silvio Aime3, Marion I Menzel1, Markus Schwaiger2, and Markus Durst1,2
1GE Global Research, Munich, Germany, 2Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, 3Università di Torino, Turin, Italy
experimental setup for 15N was established on a clinical 3T whole-body scanner,
in order to measure perfusion with an ultra-long T1 15N compound. The substance
α-trideuteromethyl[15N]glutamine was synthesised, polarised and injected into
healthy rats to study the perfusion of the kidneys. With a T1 time in vivo of
146s, it was possible to acquire perfusion images for over 5 minutes.