Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) Imaging Of Lactate (LATEST)

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0227619 A1
Application Date: Aug. 10th, 2017

ABSTRACT

CEST imaging technique and MR scanning are used as an MRI method for detecting levels of lactate in vivo by exploiting the exchange of —OH protons on lactate with bulk...
Application Number:
15/424,344
International Classification:
G01R 33/56 (20060101); A61K 9/00 (20060101); G01R 33/48 (20060101); A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61B 5/145 (20060101); A61K 49/10 (20060101); A61B 5/055 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method comprising: (i) applying a Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) saturation pulse train to a patient at a range of frequency offsets around a frequency of exchangeable protons of lactate as well as the same frequency offsets on the opposite of the water resonance;(ii) acquiring...

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/291,586, filed Feb. 5, 2016, the entirety of which is incorporated by reference for any and all purposes.
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