In vivo 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of osteosarcoma

  • E. L. Mooyaart
  • R. L. Kamman
  • W. J. Boeve
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 62)


Characterization of tumor processes and studying their metabolism is one of the main challenges in diagnostic clinical oncology. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides a noninvasive method to monitor tissue metabolism. Since the early work of Griffiths [1], an increasing number of papers have been published on in vivo measurement of tumor metabolism using MRS. Detailed accounts of the methods of NMR spectroscopy and NMR imaging have been published [2,3] and are beyond the scope of this review.


Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Soft Tissue Tumor Tumor Metabolism Tumor Spectrum Bone Marrow Disease 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Mooyaart
    • 1
  • R. L. Kamman
    • 1
  • W. J. Boeve
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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