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The T1 relaxation times of the phosphorus metabolites in human heart muscle measurable by 31P-MR spectra were determined in 12 individuals using a 1.5 Tesla system. Several spectra were recorded consecutively with a pulse repetition time of 1.6 s to 24 s. The T1 times of creatine phosphate (CP), of gamma-, alpha-, beta-adenosintriphosphate (ATP), 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) together with anorganic phosphate) and phosphodiester (PDE) showed mean measurements of 6.1 +/- 0.5, 5.4 +/- 0.5, 5.0 +/- 0.5, 5.8 +/- 1.0, 7.6 +/- 1.0, and 5.0 +/- 1.0 s (M +/- SE). The accuracy of the ISIS technique was tested with a special phantom. T1 times were also measured in standard solutions (20 mM CP, 10 mM ATP); CP was 8.7 +/- 0.2 s and gamma-ATP was 9.9 +/- 0.7 s. Corrections for partially saturated 31P-MR spectra--at least for CP/ATP ratios--are relatively small.

Original publication

DOI

10.1055/s-2008-1033041

Type

Journal article

Journal

Rofo

Publication Date

11/1992

Volume

157

Pages

452 - 457

Keywords

2,3-Diphosphoglycerate, Adenosine Triphosphate, Adult, Diphosphoglyceric Acids, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Models, Structural, Myocardium, Organophosphates, Phosphocreatine, Phosphorus, Phosphorus Radioisotopes, Time Factors