Flourine-19 NMR spectroscopy and imaging investigations of myocardial perfusion and cardiac function

Ray L. Nunnally, Evelyn E Babcock, Sherye D. Horner, Ronald M Peshock

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Fluorine-19 nuclear magnetic resonance images of rabbit hearts have been obtained with the administration of a fluorinated contrast compound. The use of fluorine-labeled compounds allows differences in tissue perfusion to be demonstrated between hearts with and without coronary artery ligation. In postischemic reperfusion studies, regional hypoperfusion is also demonstrated by 19F imaging. The results of in vivo rabbit studies show that 19F NMR can be used to monitor the rate of blood pool and extravascular space dilution of a single bolus injection of either a water soluble or emulsified fluorine-labeled agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-405
Number of pages7
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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