Diffusion tensor imaging using a high-temperature superconducting resonator in a 3 T magnetic resonance imaging for a spontaneous rat brain tumor

In Tsang Lin, Hong Chang Yang, Jyh Horng Chen

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the peri-tumor signal abnormalities of a spontaneous brain tumor in a rat by using a 4 cm high-temperature superconducting (HTS) surface resonator. Fractional anisotropy (FA) values derived from diffusion tensor imaging reflect the interstitial characteristic of the peri-lesional tissues of brain tumors. Low FA indicates interstitial tumor infiltration and tissue injury, while high FA indicates better tissue integrity. Better delineation of tissue contents obtained by the HTS surface resonator at 77 K may facilitate therapeutic strategy and improve clinical outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number063701
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume102
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 11

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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