Characterization of tumors using high-Tc superconducting quantum interference device-detected nuclear magnetic resonance and imaging

Shu Hsien Liao, Kai Wen Huang, Hong Chang Yang, Chang Te Yen, M. J. Chen, Hsin Hsien Chen, Herng Er Horng, Shieh Yueh Yang

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The characterization of cancerous livers in rats using nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging (NMR/MRI) based on high-Tc superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) is presented. The T1-1 were observed to be 6.5±0.5 s-1 for controlled livers and 2.85±0.2 s-1 for cancerous livers, which indicate that the T1 can be used to distinguish the cancerous tissues from controlled liver tissues. The intensity ratio for tap water, cancerous tissue, and controlled tissue, respectively, is 1:1.15:0.56 at TBp =1 s. The SQUID-detected NMR/MRI exhibits potential applications in research and clinics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number263701
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 27


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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