J Wolber, DJ McIntyre, LM Rodrigues, P Carnochan, JR Griffiths, MO Leach, A Bifone
Magn Reson Med
The first in vivo hyperpolarized 129Xe NMR study in experimental tumors is presented. Hyperpolarized 129Xe was dissolved in solutions, and was injected intratumorally in GH-3 prolactinomas in rats and RIF-1 fibrosarcomas in mice. The 129Xe NMR spectra and apparent spin-lattice relaxation times in the two tumor types present characteristic differences. These differences are discussed in terms of xenon exchange between the carrier medium and the tissue compartments.