Dynamic Glucose Enhanced MRI- Is this the future of MRI contrast agents?
In a report published in Tomography Dec 2015, Xiang Xu et al Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) MRI for dynamic signla changes in human brain at 7T during and after D-glucose infusion. Warburg effect (malignant cells have higher rate of glycolysis as compared to normal cells ) utilized in FDG PET is well known.
Possible replacement for gadolinium as a MRI contrast agent in future. It is the first time a non-synthetic contrast agent has been used in MRI. It also could lead to convergence of role of MRI as functional as well as anatomical evaluation.
Link to article published in Tomography : http://digitalpub.tomography.org/i/618111-vol-1-no-2-dec-2015/32
Dynamic Glucose Enhanced MRI- Is this the future of MRI contrast agents? Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Rating: