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Amide proton transfer-weighted imaging of the head and neck at 3 T: A feasibility study on healthy human subjects and patients with head and neck cancer
Yuan J.1,2,3; Chen S.2; King A.D.2; Zhou J.4,5; Bhatia K.S.2; Zhang Q.2; Yeung D.K.W.2; Wei J.6; Mok G.S.P.7; Wang Y.-X.2,3
2014
Source PublicationNMR in Biomedicine
ISSN9523480
Volume27Issue:10Pages:1239
Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility and repeatability of amide proton transfer-weighted (APTw) MRI for the head and neck on clinical MRI scanners. Six healthy volunteers and four patients with head and neck tumors underwent APTw MRI scanning at 3 T. The APTw signal was quantified by the asymmetric magnetization transfer ratio (MTRasym) at 3.5 ppm. Z spectra of normal tissues in the head and neck (masseter muscle, parotid glands, submandibular glands and thyroid glands) were analyzed in healthy volunteers. Inter-scan repeatability of APTw MRI was evaluated in six healthy volunteers. Z spectra of patients with head and neck tumors were produced and APTw signals in these tumors were analyzed. APTw MRI scanning was successful for all 10 subjects. The parotid glands showed the highest APTw signal (~7.6% average), whereas the APTw signals in other tissues were relatively moderate. The repeatability of APTw signals from the masseter muscle, parotid gland, submandibular gland and thyroid gland of healthy volunteers was established. Four head and neck tumors showed positive mean APTw ranging from 1.2% to 3.2%, distinguishable from surrounding normal tissues. APTw MRI was feasible for use in the head and neck regions at 3 T. The preliminary results on patients with head and neck tumors indicated the potential of APTw MRI for clinical applications. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

KeywordAmide Proton Transfer (Apt) Asymmetric Magnetization Transfer Ratio Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (Cest) Head And Neck Tumor Parotid Gland
DOIhttp://doi.org/10.1002/nbm.3184
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Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaBiophysics ; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging ; Spectroscopy
WOS SubjectBiophysics ; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging ; Spectroscopy
WOS IDWOS:000342754700013
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CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Corresponding AuthorYuan J.
Affiliation1.Medical Physics and Research Department, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital,Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China
2.Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese Universityof Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
3.CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
4.Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
5.F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Insti-tute, Baltimore, MD, USA
6.Philips Healthcare Asia, Shanghai, China
7.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Macau,Taipa, Macau SAR, China
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Yuan J.,Chen S.,King A.D.,et al. Amide proton transfer-weighted imaging of the head and neck at 3 T: A feasibility study on healthy human subjects and patients with head and neck cancer[J]. NMR in Biomedicine,2014,27(10):1239.
APA Yuan J..,Chen S..,King A.D..,Zhou J..,Bhatia K.S..,...&Wang Y.-X..(2014).Amide proton transfer-weighted imaging of the head and neck at 3 T: A feasibility study on healthy human subjects and patients with head and neck cancer.NMR in Biomedicine,27(10),1239.
MLA Yuan J.,et al."Amide proton transfer-weighted imaging of the head and neck at 3 T: A feasibility study on healthy human subjects and patients with head and neck cancer".NMR in Biomedicine 27.10(2014):1239.
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