Hyperpolarized 13C MRI

Hyperpolarized 13C MRI as an Emerging Molecular Imaging Technique

Hyperpolarized (HP) carbon 13 (13C) MRI is an emerging molecular imaging technique that is actively undergoing clinical translation at multiple institutions. At UCSF Radiology, we are engaged in work to develop this new technology.

Using Advanced MRI to Detect and Accurately Target Disease

In this video, Dr. Vigneron describes his work and how it’s helping tens of thousands of patients with prostate cancer and brain tumors by more accurately identifying the location of cancers, monitoring whether those cancers are responding to treatment, and, as needed, adjusting the treatment to more specifically target the disease.

Targeting and Measuring with Hyperpolarized MRI

Hyperpolarized MRI allows us to pinpoint cancers that could not be detected very well anatomically, and monitor their rate of progression. We can also learn if therapies have hit their target and measure quantitatively whether they did what was intended.