Display of Phosphorus-Containing Components on Low-Frequency Magnetic Resonance Images Using Double Magnetic Resonance

  • Sergey Shubin
  • Viatcheslav FrolovEmail author
  • Konstantin Tyutyukin
Original Paper


One of the promising areas in MRI diagnostics is the mapping of the distribution of nuclei other than 1H. It is caused by the presence of such nuclei in molecules involved in important biological processes. The spatial distribution of these nuclei in a body can be judged on those or other pathological processes occurring in it. One of such nuclei is 31P, which plays an important role in a living organism. So, adenosine triphosphate is a main metabolite that plays a fundamental role as an energy transfer molecule and is involved in the construction of the cell membrane and in many other processes, for example, a phosphate donor and a signaling molecule inside the cells. This work presents the technique of displaying phosphorus-containing components in a ultralow magnetic field (7 mT) without a receiving signal of 31P using the double magnetic resonance method. The working substance in a phantom was the compound trimethyl phosphate (CH3O)3PO.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySaint PetersburgRussian Federation

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