In Vivo Assessment of Oxygen Consumption via Deuterium Magnetic Resonance

  • Gheorghe D. MateescuEmail author
  • Allen Ye
  • Chris A. Flask
  • Bernadette Erokwu
  • Jeffrey L. Duerk
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 701)


We present a novel approach to simultaneously measure, in vivo, noninvasively, glucose and oxygen consumption via Deuterium Magnetic Resonance (DMR). Mice are administered deuteriated glucose by intravenous injection. The rate of formation of nascent (deuteriated) mitochondrial water is then measured via DMR. The rate of glucose metabolism and oxygen utilization is assessed by tracking their separate peaks in DMR spectra during dynamic scanning. Further studies will aim to validate these results by comparison with in vivo 17O-MRI (mitochondrial function), 13C-MRI and 19FDG-PET (glucose metabolism) and ex vivo 1H- and 2H-MR, as well as mass spectrometry.1


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Cerebral Oxygen Consumption Deuterium Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study Ferrous Porphyrin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gheorghe D. Mateescu
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Allen Ye
    • 1
  • Chris A. Flask
    • 2
  • Bernadette Erokwu
    • 2
  • Jeffrey L. Duerk
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Case Center for Imaging ResearchCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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