Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center 

Our center is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art imaging techniques, particularly on instruments that will use Carbon-13 based compounds. Our aim is at disseminating optimal new hyperpolarized (HP) 13C MR technologies with optimal training/documentation to advance these emerging molecular imaging methods. Hyperpolarized 13C MR has outstanding research and clinical value, however most aspects of this technology (instrumentation, agent chemistry, DNP/dissolution methodology, MR acquisition, and data analysis) are currently suboptimal and require focused technological development to realize their full potential. The center includes three Technology Research & Development (TR&D) projects led by experienced hyperpolarized MR researchers.


Center  Publications

1. Hu S, Balakrishnan A, Bok RA, Anderton B, Larson PE, Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Goga A. 13C-Pyruvate Imaging Reveals Alterations in Glycolysis that Precede c-Myc-Induced Tumor Formation and Regression. Cell Metabolism. 2011; 14(1): 131-42. PMCID: PMC3858338

2. Hu S, Zhu M, Yoshihara HAI, Wilson DM, Keshari KR, Shin P, Reed G, von Morze C, Bok R, Larson PEZ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. In vivo measurement of normal rat intracellular pyruvate and lactate levels after injection of hyperpolarized [1-13C]alanine. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2011; 29(8): 1035-1040. PMCID: PMC3172390

3. Keshari KR, Kurhanewicz J, Bok R, Larson PE, Vigneron DB, Wilson DM. Hyperpolarized 13C dehydroascorbate as an endogenous redox sensor for in vivo metabolic imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2011; 108(46): 18606-11. PMCID: PMC3219134

4. Pang Y, Wu B, Wang C, Vigneron DB, Zhang X. Numerical Analysis of Human Sample Effect on RF Penetration and Liver MR Imaging at Ultrahigh Field. Concepts Magn Reson Part B Magn Reson Eng. 2011; 39B(4): 206-216. PMCID: PMC3277816

5. von Morze C, Larson PE, Hu S, Keshari K, Wilson DM, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Goga A, Bok R, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Imaging of blood flow using hyperpolarized [(13)C]urea in preclinical cancer models. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011; 33(3): 692-7. PMCID: PMC3566235

6. Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Brindle K, Chekmenev EY, Comment A, Cunningham CH, Deberardinis RJ, Green GG, Leach MO, Rajan SS, Rizi RR, Ross BD, Warren WS, & Malloy CR. Analysis of cancer metabolism by imaging hyperpolarized nuclei: prospects for translation to clinical research. Neoplasia. 2011; 13(2),81-97. PMCID: PMC3033588

7. Tropp J, Lupo JM, Chen AP, Calderon P, McCune D, Grafendorfer T, Ozturk-Isik E, Larson PE, Hu S, Yen YF, Robb F, Bok R, Schulte R, Xu D, Hurd R, Vigneron D, Nelson S. Multi-Channel Metabolic Imaging, with SENSE reconstruction, of Hyperpolarized [1-13C] Pyruvate in a Live Rat at 3.0 tesla on a Clinical MR Scanner. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2011; 208(1): 171-7. PMCID: PMC3387549

8. Pang Y, Zhang X. Precompensation for mutual coupling between array elements in parallel excitation. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2011; 1(1): 4-10. PMCID: PMC3496487

9. Larson PE, Hu S, Lustig M, Kerr AB, Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Pauly JM, Vigneron DB. Fast dynamic 3D MR spectroscopic imaging with compressed sensing and multiband excitation pulses for hyperpolarized 13C studies. Magn Reson Med. 2011; 65(3): 610-619. PMCID: PMC3021589

10. Lippert AR, Keshari KR, Kurhanewicz J, Chang CJ. A hydrogen peroxide-responsive hyperpolarized (13)C MRI contrast agent. J Am Chem Soc. 2011; 133(11): 3776-9. PMCID: PMC3060273

11. Park I, Bok R, Ozawa T, Phillips JJ, James CD, Vigneron DB, Ronen SM, Nelson SJ. Detection of early response to temozolomide treatment in brain tumors using hyperpolarized 13C MR metabolic imaging. J Magn Imaging. 2011; 33(6): 1284-90. PMID: 21590996

12. von Morze C, Reed G, Shin P, Larson PE, Hu S, Bok R, Vigneron DB. Multi-band frequency encoding method for metabolic imaging with hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate. J Magn Reson. 2011; 211(2): 109-13. PMCID: PMC3143308

13. Pang Y, Zhang X, Xie Z, Wang C, Vigneron DB. Common-mode differential-mode (CMDM) method for double-nuclear MR signal excitation and reception at ultrahigh fields. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2011; 30(11): 1965-73. PMCID: PMC3277813

14. Chen AP, Hurd RE, Gu YP, Wilson DM, Cunningham CH. (13)C MR reporter probe system using dynamic nuclear polarization. NMR Biomed. 2011; 24(5): 514-20. PMID: 21674653

15. Larson PE, Kerr AB, Reed GD, Hurd RE, Kurhanewicz J, Pauly JM, Vigneron DB. Generating Super Stimulated-Echoes in MRI and Their Application to Hyperpolarized C-13 Diffusion Metabolic Imaging. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2012; 31(2): 265-75. PMCID: PMC3274664

16. Pang Y, Xie Z, Xu D, Kelley DA, Nelson SJ, Vigneron DB, Zhang X. A dual-tuned quadrature volume coil with mixed λ/2 and λ/4 microstrip resonators for multinuclear MRSI at 7T. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012; 30(2): 290-8. PMCID: PMC3254778

17. Wu B, Wang C, Lu J, Pang Y, Nelson SJ, Vigneron DB, Zhang X. Multi-channel microstrip transceiver arrays using harmonics for high field MR imaging in humans. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2012; 31(2): 183-91. PMCID: PMC3277810

18. Wang C, Li Y, Wu B, Xu D, Nelson SJ, Vigneron DB, Zhang X. A practical multinuclear transceiver volume coil for in vivo MRI/MRS at 7T. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012; 30(1): 78-84. PMCID: PMC3277811

19. von Morze C, Larson PEZ, Hu S, Yoshihara HAI, Bok RA, Goga A, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Vigneron DB. Investigating tumor perfusion and metabolism using multiple hyperpolarized 13C compounds: HP001, pyruvate and urea. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012; 30(3): 305-11. PMCID: PMC3393100

20. Wu B, Zhang X, Wang C, Li Y, Pang Y, Lu J, Xu D, Majumdar S, Nelson SJ, Vigneron DB. Flexible transceiver array for ultrahigh field human MR imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2012; 68(4): 1332-8. PMCID: PMC3350759

21. Reed GD, Larson PE, von Morze C, Bok R, Lustig M, Kerr AB, Pauly JM, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. A Method for Simultaneous Echo Planar Imaging of Hyperpolarized 13C Pyruvate and 13C Lactate. J Magn Reson. 2012; 217: 41-7. PMCID: PMC3326401

22. von Morze C, Bok RA, Sands JM, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Monitoring urea transport in rat kidney in vivo using hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2012; 302(12): F1658-62. PMCID: PMC3378100

23. Hu S, Yoshihara HA, Bok R, Zhou J, Zhu M, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Use of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C] pyruvate and [2-(13)C]pyruvate to probe the effects of the anticancer agent dichloroacetate on mitochondrial metabolism in vivo in the normal rat. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012; 30(10): 1367-72. PMCID: PMC3480972

24. Chaumeil MM, Ozawa T, Park I, Scott K, James CD, Nelson SJ, Ronen SM. Hyperpolarized (13)C MR spectroscopic imaging can be used to monitor Everolimus treatment in vivo in an orthotopic rodent model of glioblastoma. Neuroimage. 2012; 59(1): 193-201. PMCID: PMC3196046

25. Venkatesh HS, Chaumeil MM, Ward CS, Haas-Kogan DA, James CD, Ronen SM. Reduced phosphocholine and hyperpolarized lactate provide magnetic resonance biomarkers of PI3K/Akt/mTOR inhibition in glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2012; 14(3): 315-25. PMCID: PMC3280799

26. Wu B, Li Y, Wang C, Vigneron DB, Zhang X. Multi-reception strategy with improved SNR for multichannel MR imaging. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e42237. PMCID: PMC3411773

27. von Morze C, Sukumar S, Reed GD, Larson PE, Bok RA, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Frequency-specific SSFP for hyperpolarized (13)C metabolic imaging at 14.1 T. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012; 31(2): 163-70. PMCID: PMC3651030

28. Larson PE, Kerr AB, Leon Swisher C, Pauly JM, Vigneron DB. A rapid method for direct detection of metabolic conversion and magnetization exchange with application to hyperpolarized substrates. J Magn Reson. 2012; 225: 71-80. PMCID: PMC3531583

29. Keshari KR, Kurhanewicz J, Macdonald JM, Wilson DM. Generating contrast in hyperpolarized 13C MRI using ligand-receptor interactions. Analyst. 2012; 137(15): 3427-9. PMCID: PMC3600417

30. Pang Y, Yu B, Zhang X. Hepatic fat assessment using advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2012; 2(3): 213-8. PMCID: PMC3496514

31. Park I, Hu S, Ozawa T, Ito M, Mukherjee J, Phillips JJ, James CD, Pieper RO, Ronen SM, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ. Evaluation of heterogeneous metabolic profile in an orthotopic human glioblastoma xenograft model using compressed sensing hyperpolarized 3D (13)C magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2013; 70(1):33-9. PMCID: PMC3630274

32. Pang Y, Zhang X. Interpolated compressed sensing for 2D multiple slice fast MR imaging. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2): e56098. PMCID: PMC3568040

33. Hu S, Larson PE, Van Criekinge M, Leach AM, Park I, Leon C, Zhou J, Shin PJ, Reed G, Keselman P, von Morze C, Yoshihara H, Bok RA, Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Rapid sequential injections of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C]pyruvate in vivo using a sub-kelvin, multi-sample DNP polarizer. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013; 31(4): 490-6. PMCID: PMC3625683

34. Larson PEZ, Hurd RE, Kerr AB, Pauly JM, Bok RA, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Perfusion and diffusion sensitive (13)C stimulated-echo MRSI for metabolic imaging of cancer. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013; 31(5): 635-42. PMCID: PMC3626756

35. Lodi A, Woods SM, Ronen SM. Treatment with the MEK inhibitor U0126 induces decreased hyperpolarized pyruvate to lactate conversion in breast, but not prostate, cancer cells. NMR Biomed. 2013; 26(3): 299-306. PMCID: PMC35229990

36. Ohliger MA, Larson PE, Bok RA, Shin P, Hu S, Tropp J, Robb F, Carvajal L, Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Combined parallel and partial fourier MR reconstruction for accelerated 8-channel hyperpolarized carbon-13 in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013; 38(3): 701-13. PMCID: PMC3759833

37. Keshari KR, Sriram R, Koelsch BL, Van Criekinge M, Wilson DM, Kurhanewicz J, Wang ZJ. Hyperpolarized 13C-Pyruvate Magnetic Resonance Reveals Rapid Lactate Export in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinomas. Cancer Res. 2013; 73(2): 529-38. PMCID: PMC3548990

38. Koelsch BL, Keshari KR, Peeters TH, Larson PE, Wilson DM, Kurhanewicz J. Diffusion MR of hyperpolarized (13)C molecules in solution. Analyst. 2013; 138(4): 1011-4. PMCID: PMC3568999

39. Nelson SJ, Ozhinsky E, Li Y, Park I, Crane J. Strategies for Rapid in vivo 1H and hyperpolarized 13C MR Spectroscopic Imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2013; 229: 187-97. PMCID: PMC3808990

40. Keshari KR, Sai V, Wang ZJ, Vanbrocklin HF, Kurhanewicz J, Wilson DM. Hyperpolarized [1-13C]dehydroascorbate MR spectroscopy in a murine model of prostate cancer: comparison with 18F-FDG PET. J Nucl Med. 2013; 54(6): 922-8. PMCID: PMC3682497

41. Keshari KR, Sriram R, Van Criekinge M, Wilson DM, Wang ZJ, Vigneron DB, Peehl DM, Kurhanewicz J. Metabolic reprogramming and validation of hyperpolarized 13C lactate as a prostate cancer biomarker using a human prostate tissue slice culture bioreactor. Prostate. 2013; 73(11): 1171-81. PMCID: PMC3976546

42. Crane JC, Olson MP, Nelson SJ. SIVIC: Open-Source, Standards-Based Software for DICOM MR Spectroscopy Workflows. International Journal of Biomedical Imaging. 2013; 2013:169526. PMCID: PMC3732592

43. Li Y, Wang C, Yu B, Vigneron D, Chen W, Zhang X. Image homogenization using pre-emphasis method for high field MRI. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2013; 3(4): 217-223. PMCID: PMC3759133

44. Xing Y, Reed GD, Pauly JM, Kerr AB, Larson PE. Optimal variable flip angle schemes for dynamic acquisition of exchanging hyperpolarized substrates. J Magn Reson. 2013; 234: 75-81. PMCID: PMC3765634

45. Li Y, Yu B, Pang Y, Vigneron D, Zhang X. Planar quadrature RF transceiver design using common-mode differential-mode (CMDM) transmission line method for 7T MR Imaging. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11): e80428. PMCID: PMC3827179

46. Chaumeil MM, Larson PE, Yoshihara HA, Danforth OM, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ, Pieper RO, Phillips JJ, Ronen SM. Non-invasive in vivo assessment of IDH1 mutational status in glioma. Nat Commun. 2013; 4: 2429. PMCID: PMC3908661

47. Finsterbusch J, Busch MG, Larson PE. Signal scaling improves the signal-to-noise ratio of measurements with segmented 2D-selective radiofrequency excitations. Magn Reson Med. 2013; 70(6): 1491-9. PMID: 23440633

48. Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Larson PE, Harzstark AL, Ferrone M, van Criekinge M, Chang JW, Bok R, Park I, Reed G, Carvajal L, Small EJ, Munster P, Weinberg VK, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Chen AP, Hurd RE, Odegardstuen LI, Robb FJ, Tropp J, Murray JA. Metabolic Imaging of Patients with Prostate Cancer Using Hyperpolarized [1-13C]Pyruvate. Sci Transl Med. 2013; 5(198): 198ra108. PMCID: PMC4201045. Note: This clinical trial research was not funded by the center, but benefitted from its equipment and infrastructure.

49. von Morze C, Bok RA, Reed GD, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Simultaneous multiagent hyperpolarized 13C perfusion imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2014; 72(6): 1599-609. PMCID: PMC4077988

50. Swisher CL, Larson PE, Kruttwig K, Kerr AB, Hu S, Bok RA, Goga A, Pauly JM, Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Quantitative measurement of cancer metabolism using stimulated echo hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRS. Magn Reson Med. 2014; 71(1): 1-11. PMCID: PMC3659200

51. Park I, Larson PEZ, Tropp JL, Carvajal L, Reed G, Bok R, Robb F, Bringas J, Kells A, Pivirotto P, Bankiewicz K, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ. Dynamic Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Metabolic MR Imaging of Non-Human Primate Brain. Magn Reson Med. 2014; 71(1): 19-25. PMCID: PMC4041734

52. Reed G, von Morze C, Bok R, Koelsch B, Van Criekinge M, Smith K, Shang H, Larson P, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron D. High Resolution C-13 MRI With Hyperpolarized Urea: in vivo T(2) Mapping and N-15 Labeling Effects. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2014; 33(2): 362-71. PMCID: PMC4011557

53. Pang Y, Yu B, Vigneron D, Zhang X. Quadrature Transmit Array Design Using Single-Feed Circularly Polarized Patch Antenna for Parallel Transmission in MR Imaging. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014; 4(1): 11-18. PMCID: PMC3947984

54. Pang Y, Wong E, Yu B, Zhang X. Design and Numerical Evaluation of A Volume Coil Array for Parallel MR Imaging at Ultrahigh Fields. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014; 4(1): 50-56. PMICD: PMC3947986

55. Aggarwal R, Kurhanewicz J. Prostate cancer in 2013: The changing role of imaging in clinical care. Nature Reviews Urology. 2014; 11: 75-77. PMCID: PMC4057014

56. Pang Y, Yu B, Zhang X. Enhancement of the Low Resolution Imaging Quality using Randomly Sampled Data for Multi-Slice MR Imaging. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014; 4(2): 136-144. PMCID: PMC4014877

57. Pang Y, Jiang X, Zhang X. Sparse Parallel Transmission on Randomly Perturbed Spiral K-space Trajectory. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014; 4(2): 106-111. PMCID: PMC4014875

58. Chaumeil MM, Larson PE, Woods SM, Cai L, Eriksson P, Robinson AE, Lupo JM, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ, Pieper RO, Phillips JJ, Ronen SM. Hyperpolarized [1-13C] glutamate: a metabolic imaging biomarker of IDH1 mutational status in glioma. Cancer Res. 2014; 74(16): 4247-57. PMCID: PMC4134724

59. Bahrami N, Swisher CL, von Morze C, Vigneron DB, Larson PE. Kinetic and perfustion modeling of hyperpolarized (13)C pyruvate and urea in cancer with arbitrary RF flip angles. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014; 4(1): 24-32. PMCID: PMC3947982

60. Keshari KR, Wilson DM. Chemistry and biochemistry of 13C hyperpolarized magnetic resonance using dynamic nuclear polarization. Chem Soc Rev. 2014; 43(5): 1627-59. PMCID: PMC4086923

61. Shin PJ, Larson PE, Ohliger MA, Elad M, Pauly JM, Vigneron DB, Lustig M. Calibrationless parallel imaging reconstruction based on structured low-rank matrix completion. Magn Reson Med. 2014; 72(4): 959-70. PMCID: PMC4025999

62. von Morze C, Carvajal L, Reed GD, Swisher CL, Tropp J, Vigneron DB. Directly detected 55Mn MRI: Application to phantoms for human hyperpolarized 13C MRI development. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014; 32(10): 1165-70. PMCID: PMC4254142

63. Xie H, Hanai J, Ren JG, Kats L, Burgess K, Bhargava P, Signoretti S, Billiard J, Duffy KJ, Grant A, Wang X, Lorkiewicz PK, Schatzman S, Bousamra M, Lane AN, Higashi RM, Fan TW, Pandolfi PP, Sukhatme VP, Seth P. Targeting lactate dehydrogenase-A (LDH-A) inhibits tumorigenesis and tumor progression in mouse models of lung cancer and impacts tumor initiating cells. Cell Metabolism. 2014; 19(5):795-809. PMCID: PMC4096909

64. Keshari K, Wilson D, Sai Victor, Bok R; Jen KY, Larson P, Van Criekinge M, Kurhanewicz J, Wang ZJ. Non-invasive in vivo imaging of diabetes-induced renal oxidative stress and response to therapy using hyperpolarized 13C dehydroascorbate magnetic resonance. Diabetes. 2015; 64(2):344-52. PMCID: PMC4303960

65. Tang S, Jiang W, Chen HY, Bok R, Vigneron DB, Larson PE. A 2DRF pulse sequence for bolus tracking in hyperpolarized 13C imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2015; 74(2): 506-12. PMCID: PMC4336852

66. Chen L, Shu Y, Liang X, Chen EC, Yee SW, Zur AA, Li S, Xu L, Keshari KR, Lin MJ, Chien HC, Zhang Y, Morrissey KM, Liu J, Ostrem J, Younger NS, Kurhanewicz J, Shokat KM, Ashrafi K, Giacomini KM. OCT1 is a high-capacity thiamine transporter that regulates hepatic steatosis and is a target of metformin. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014; 111(27): 9983-8. PMCID: PMC4103324

67. Wilson DM, Kurhanewicz J. Hyperpolarized 13C MR for Molecular Imaging of Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2014; 55(10): 1567-72. PMCID: PMC4349324

68. Koelsch BL, Reed GD, Keshari KR, Chaumeil MM, Bok R, Ronen SM, Vigneron DB, Kurhanewicz J, Larson PE. Rapid in vivo apparent diffusion coefficient mapping of hyperpolarized 13C metabolites. Magn Reson Med. 2015; 74(3): 622-33. PMCID: PMC4362805

69. Shin P, Larson P, Uecker M, Reed G, Kerr A, Tropp J, Ohliger M, Nelson S, Pauly J, Lustig M, Vigneron D. Chemical Shift Separation with Controlled Aliasing for Hyperpolarized 13C Metabolic Imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2015; 74(4): 978-89. PMCID: PMC4390401

70. Sriram R, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron D. Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI and MRS Studies. in Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance, eds J. Griffiths and P. Bottomley, John Wiley: Chichester. eMagRes. 2014; 3: 1-14. DOI: 10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1253.

71. Pang Y, Wu B, Jiang X, Vigneron DB, Zhang X. Tilted microstrip phased arrays with improved electromagnetic decoupling for ultrahigh-field magnetic resonance imaging. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014; 93(28): e311. PMCID: PMC4603100

72. Jiang W, Lustig M, Larson PE. Concentric rings K-space trajectory for hyperpolarized 13C MR spectroscopic imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2016; 75(1): 19-31. PMCID: PMC4476971

73. Park I, Mukherjee J, Ito M, Chaumeil MM, Jalbert LE, Gaensler K, Ronen SM, Nelson SJ, Pieper RO. Changes in pyruvate metabolism detected by magnetic resonance imaging are linked to DNA damage and serve as a sensor of temozolomide response in glioblastoma cells. Cancer Res. 2014; 74(23): 7115-24. PMCID: PMC4253720

74. Shang H, Skloss T, von Morze C, Carvajal L, Van Criekinge M, Milshteyn E, Larson PE, Hurd RE, Vigneron DB.  Handheld electromagnet carrier for transfer of hyperpolarized carbon-13 samples.  Magn Reson Med.  2016; 75(2): 917-22. PMCID: PMC4567531

75. Li Y, Park I, Nelson SJ. Imaging Tumor Metabolism using in vivo MR Spectroscopy. Cancer J. 2015; 21(2): 123-8. PMCID: PMC4429803

76. von Morze C, Bok RA, Ohliger MA, Zhu Z, Vigneron DB, Kurhanewicz J.  Hyperpolarized  [13C]ketobutyrate, a molecular analog of pyruvate with modified specificity for LDH Isoforms.  Magn Reson Med. 2016; 75(5): 1894-900.  PMCID: PMC4868134

77. Leon Swisher C, Koelsch B, Sukumar S, Sriram R, Delos Santos R, Wang ZJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron D, Larson PE.  Dynamic UltraFast 2D EXchange SpectroscopY (UF-EXSY) of hyperpolarized substrates.  J Magn. Reson. 2015; 257: 102-109. PMCID: PMC4515769

78. Sriram R, van Criekinge M, Hansen AF, Wang Z, Vigneron D, Wilson DM, Keshari K, Kurhanewicz J. Real-time Measurement of Hyperpolarized Lactate Production and Efflux as a Biomarker of Tumor Aggressiveness in an MR compatible 3D Cell Culture Bioreator.  NMR in Biomed. 2015; 28(9): 1141-9. PMCID: PMC4537810

79. Flavell RR, von Morze C, Blecha JE, Korenchan D, van Criekinge M, Sriram R, Gordon J, Chen HY, Sukumar S, Bok R, Wang ZJ, Vigneron D, Larson P, Kurhanewicz J, Wilson DM.  Application of Good's buffers to pH imaging using hyperpolarized 13C MRI. Chem Comm (Camb).  2015; 51(74): 14119-22.  PMCID: PMC4854286

80. Keshari KR, Wilson DM, Van Criekinge M, Sriram R, Koelsch BL, Wang ZJ, VanBrocklin HF, Peehl DM, O'Brien T, Sampath D, Carano RA, Kurhanewicz J. Metabolic response of prostate cancer to nicotinamide phophoribosyltransferase inhibition in a hyperpolarized MR/PET compatible bioreactor. Prostate. 2015; 75(14): 1601-9. PMCID: PMC4537380

81. Chen Y, Kim H, Bok R, Sukumar S, Mu X, Sheldon RA, Barkovich AJ, Ferriero DM, Xu D.  Pyruvate to Lactate Metabolic Changes during Neurodevelopment Measured Dynamically Using Hyperpolarized 13C Imaging in Juvenile Murine Brain.  Dev Neurosci. 2016: 38(1): 34-40. PMCID: PMC4732911

82. Feng Y, Gordon JW, Shin PJ, von Morze C, Lustig M, Larson PEZ, Ohliger MA, Carvajal L, Tropp J, Pauly JM, Vigneron DB.  Development and testing of hyperpolarized 13C MR calibrationless parallel imaging.  J Magn Reson. 2016; 262: 1-7. PMCID: PMC4864033

83. Shang H, Larson P, Kerr A, Reed G, Sukumar S, Elkhaled A, Gordon JW, Ohliger MA, Pauly JM, Lustig M, Vigneron DB. Multiband RF Pulses with Improved Performance via Convex Optimization.  J Magn Reson. 2016; 262: 81-90. PMCID: PMC4716678

84. Korenchan DE, Flavell RR, Baligand C, Sriram R, Neumann K, Sukumar S, VanBrocklin H, Vigneron DB, Wilson DM, Kurhanewicz J. Dynamic nuclear polarization of biocompatible 13C-enriched carbonates for in vivo pH imaging. Chem Commun (Camb). 2016; 52(14): 3030-3.  PMCID: PMC4864526

85. Kurhanwicz J, Vigneron DB.  Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Prostate Cancer. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. eMagRes. 2016; Vol 5: 1-22. doi: 10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1433

86. Park I, von Morze C, Lupo JM, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Kadambi A, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ. Investigating Tumor Perfusion by Hyperpolarized 13C MRI with Comparsion to Conventional Gadolinium Contrast-Enhanced MRI and Pathology in Orthotopic Human GBM Xenografts.  Magn Reson Med. 2016 Feb 19. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26155. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: PMC4991955

87. Gordon JW, Vigneron DB, Larson PE. Development of a symmetric echo planar imaging framework for clinical translation of rapid dynamic hyperpolarized (13)C imaging.  Magn Reson Med. 2016 Feb 21. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26123. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: PMC4992668

88. Marco-Rius I, Cao P, von Morze C, Merritt M, Moreno KX, Chang GY, Ohliger MA, Pearce D, Kurhanewicz J, Larson PEZ, Vigneron DB.  Multiband Spectral-Spatial RF Excitation for Hyperpolarized [2-13C]Dihydroxyacetone 13C-MR Metabolism Studies. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26226. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27017966

89. Cao P, Zhang X, Park I, Najac C, Nelson SJ, Ronen S, Larson PE.  (1) H-(13) C independently tuned radiofrequency surface coil applied for in vivo hyperpolarized MRI.  Magn Reson Med. 2015 Nov 24. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26046. PMCID: PMC4879596

90. von Morze C, Chang GY, Larson PE, Shang H, Allu PK, Bok RA, Crane JC, Olson MP, Tan CT, Marco-Rius I, Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Pearce D, Vigneron DB. Detection of localized changes in the metabolism of hyperpolarized gluconeogenic precursors 13C-lactate and 13C-pyruvate in kidney and liver. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Apr 21. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26245. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27098724

91. Cao P, Shin PJ, Park I, Najac C, Marco-Rius I, Vigneron DB, Nelson SJ, Ronen SM, Larson PE. Accelerated high-bandwidth MR spectrosopic imaging using compressed sensing.  Magn Reson Med. 2016; 76(2): 369-79.  PMCID: PMC4945498

92. Ohliger MA, von Morze C, Marco-Rius I, Gordon J, Larson PE, Bok R, Chen HY, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron D. Combining hyperpolarized 13C MRI with a liver-specific gadolinium contrast agent for selective assessment of hepatocyte metabolism.  Magn Reson Med. 2016 Jun 14. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26296. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27298073

93. Koelsch BL, Sriram R, Keshari KR, Leon Swisher C, Van Criekinge M, Sukumar S, Vigneron DB, Wang ZJ, Larson PE, Kurhanewicz J. Separation of extra- and intracellular metabolites using hyperpolarized 13C diffusion weighted MR.  J Magn Reson. 2016; 270: 115-123. PMID: 27434780

94. Reed GD, von Morze C, Verkman AS, Koelsch BL, Chaumeil MM, Lustig M, Ronen SM, Bok RA, Sands JM, Larson PE, Wang ZJ, Larsen JH, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB. Imaging Renal Urea Handling in Rats at Millimeter Resolution using Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry.  Tomography. 2016; 2(2): 125-135.  PMCID: PMC4996281


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