Magnetic resonance imaging techniques were applied to in vivo spectroscopic analysis of spatially resolved phosphorus spectra in the cat brain to determine whether changes associated with stroke could be detected. Two-dimensional images of separate phosphorus-containing compounds, as well as spectra arising from spatially localized points, demonstrated that metabolism within tissue could be monitored in this manner. Preliminary results of phosphorus imaging of the human body in vivo are reported.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging