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Abstract #4745

Using Hyperpolarized 129Xe in Human Participants to Perform Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Francis Hane1, Tao Li1, Jane M Lawrence-Dewar2, Ayman Hassan3, Karl Granberg3, Raiili Pellizzari1, Jennifer Anne Plata4, and Mitchell Albert1,5

1Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 2Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 3Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, 4Lakehead University, 5Northern Ontario School of Medicine, ON, Canada

We demonstrate the use of hyperpolarized (HP) 129Xe MRI as a novel fMRI modality. We successfully obtained axial HP Xe fMRI maps from healthy humans throughout the conduct of a 1-back memory task. Our preliminary results suggest that HP 129Xe fMRI may have a sensitivity of up to an order of magnitude more than BOLD fMRI.

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