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Improving Diagnosis by Fast Field-Cycling MRI

Leistungen

Upgraded FFC-NMR relaxometers

Completion of upgrades of relaxometers at sites P1, P3a, P5 and P7

Image analysis and display toolbox for FFC-MRI

Demonstration of a software toolbox for image analysis and display in FFC-MRI

Numerical tool for non-exponential relaxation analysis

Robust numerical tool for decomposition and parameterization of non-exponential relaxation

Low‐field correction coils

Design and construction of low‐field correction coils

Software package for biomarkers

Software package for detecting, extracting and quantitatively describing biomarkers

Amplifier stability measurement techniques

Method and tools to measure the power supply amplifier’s actual stability, in isolation from the magnet which it is driving

Numerical tool for dispersion analysis

Robust numerical tool for decomposition and parameterization of relaxation dispersion

Theory of relaxation processes

Comprehensive theory of relaxation processes in tissue-mimicking systems and tissues

Array RF coils and receivers for FFC-MRI

Demonstration of multi-coil RF receiver arrays and associated electronics for FFC-MRI

Surface RF coil for relaxometer

Surface RF coil for use with FFC-NMR relaxometer, to enable T1-dispersion studies of perfused organs within the relaxometer

Speed-up of FFC-MRI

Speed-up of FFC-MRI data collection by factor of 16 or more

Midterm recruitment report

Report scheduled for the time point when 50% of the study population is expected to be recruited. Report will include an overview of recruited subjects, potential recruiting problems and a description of implemented and planned measures to compensate delays (if any) in the study subject recruitment.

Report on status of posting results in the study registry

Report on the status of the result posting, including timelines when the final posting of results is scheduled after the end of the funding period.

Analytical models of environmental magnetic fields

Analytical models of magnetic fields as a function of space and time B(x,y,z,t)

Currently-approved contrast agents for FFC-MRI

Assessment of the potential of currently approved MRI contrast agents for FFC-MRI applications

Identification of prominent biomarkers

Identification of most prominent biomarkers for in-vivo FFC-NMR and FFC-MRI studies at selected NMR frequencies

FFC-MRI biomarkers

Details of biomarkers available in FFC-MRI and their interpretation in the target diseases

Magnetic field mapping and correction with existing coils

Maps of DC and AC magnetic fields; recommendations to reach the lowest DC perturbation fields using the existing coil systems

T1 dispersion curve database

Database of T1 dispersion curves accurately acquired for the target diseases, showing typical response patterns

First study subject approvals package

For each clinical study: Final version of study protocol as submitted to ethics committee Registration number of clinical study Approval of ethics committee (North of Scotland Research Ethics Committee, NOSREC) Note that only P1 (UNIABDN) will carry out clinical studies, and ethical approval will be sought for all the clinical studies at the same time.

FFC-NMR and FFC-MRI protocols

Details of robust and streamlined FFC-NMR and FFC-MRI protocols

Magnetic field sensor survey

Survey of the availability and state of the art of the existing magnetic sensors and of possible applicability of known methods and physical principles for sensing magnetic fields

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Veröffentlichungen

1H spin-lattice NMR relaxation in the presence of residual dipolar interactions – Dipolar relaxation enhancement

Autoren: Danuta Kruk, Pawel Rochowski, Malgorzata Florek – Wojciechowska, Pedro José Sebastião, David J. Lurie, Lionel M. Broche
Veröffentlicht in: Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 318, 2020, Page(s) 106783, ISSN 1090-7807
Herausgeber: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106783

Towards applying NMR relaxometry as a diagnostic tool for bone and soft tissue sarcomas: a pilot study

Autoren: Elzbieta Masiewicz, George P. Ashcroft, David Boddie, Sinclair R. Dundas, Danuta Kruk, Lionel M. Broche
Veröffentlicht in: Scientific Reports, 10/1, 2020, ISSN 2045-2322
Herausgeber: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-71067-x

Cancer cell death induced by ferritins and the peculiar role of their labile iron pool

Autoren: Juan Carlos Cutrin, Diego Alberti, Caterina Bernacchioni, Silvia Ciambellotti, Paola Turano, Claudio Luchinat, Simonetta Geninatti Crich, Silvio Aime
Veröffentlicht in: Oncotarget, 9/46, 2018, Page(s) 27974-27984, ISSN 1949-2553
Herausgeber: Impact Journals
DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.25416

Generation of multiparametric MRI maps by using Gd-labelled- RBCs reveals phenotypes and stages of murine prostate cancer

Autoren: Giuseppe Ferrauto, Enza Di Gregorio, Stefania Lanzardo, Laura Ciolli, Manuela Iezzi, Silvio Aime
Veröffentlicht in: Scientific Reports, 8/1, 2018, ISSN 2045-2322
Herausgeber: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-28926-5

Multicomponent analysis of T 1 relaxation in bovine articular cartilage at low magnetic fields

Autoren: Oleg V. Petrov, Siegfried Stapf
Veröffentlicht in: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 81, 2018, Page(s) 2858-2868, ISSN 0740-3194
Herausgeber: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27624

Evidence for the Role of Intracellular Water Lifetime as a Tumour Biomarker Obtained by In Vivo Field-Cycling Relaxometry

Autoren: Maria Rosaria Ruggiero, Simona Baroni, Stefania Pezzana, Gianni Ferrante, Simonetta Geninatti Crich, Silvio Aime
Veröffentlicht in: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57/25, 2018, Page(s) 7468-7472, ISSN 1433-7851
Herausgeber: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201713318

Relaxometric investigations addressing the determination of intracellular water lifetime: a novel tumour biomarker of general applicability

Autoren: Maria Rosaria Ruggiero, Simona Baroni, Silvio Aime, Simonetta Geninatti Crich
Veröffentlicht in: Molecular Physics, 117, 2018, Page(s) 1-7, ISSN 0026-8976
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2018.1527045

Comparison of fast field-cycling magnetic resonance imaging methods and future perspectives

Autoren: Markus Bödenler, Ludovic de Rochefort, P. James Ross, Nicolas Chanet, Geneviève Guillot, Gareth R. Davies, Christian Gösweiner, Hermann Scharfetter, David J. Lurie, Lionel M. Broche
Veröffentlicht in: Molecular Physics, 117, 2019, Page(s) 1-17, ISSN 0026-8976
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2018.1557349

Theory of fast field-cycling NMR relaxometry of liquid systems undergoing chemical exchange

Autoren: Pascal H. Fries, Elie Belorizky
Veröffentlicht in: Molecular Physics, 117, 2018, Page(s) 1-12, ISSN 0026-8976
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2018.1538539

Towards a Model-Based Field-Frequency Lock for NMR

Autoren: G. Galuppini, C. Toffanin, D.M. Raimondo, A. Provera, Y. Xia, R. Rolfi, G. Ferrante, L. Magni
Veröffentlicht in: IFAC-PapersOnLine, 50/1, 2017, Page(s) 13020-13025, ISSN 2405-8963
Herausgeber: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1999

A whole-body Fast Field-Cycling scanner for clinical molecular imaging studies

Autoren: Lionel M. Broche, P. James Ross, Gareth R. Davies, Mary-Joan MacLeod, David J. Lurie
Veröffentlicht in: Scientific Reports, 9/1, 2019, Page(s) 10402, ISSN 2045-2322
Herausgeber: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-46648-0

Load-dependent NMR low-field profiling and relaxation dispersion study of osteoarthritic articular cartilage

Autoren: Erik Rößler, Carlos Mattea, Siegfried Stapf, Sakari Karhula, Simo Saarakkala, Miika T. Nieminen
Veröffentlicht in: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 269, 2017, Page(s) 160-165, ISSN 1387-1811
Herausgeber: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.02.069

Exploring the tumour extracellular matrix by in vivo Fast Field Cycling relaxometry after the administration of a Gadolinium-based MRI contrast agent

Autoren: Simona Baroni, Maria Rosaria Ruggiero, Silvio Aime, Simonetta Geninatti Crich
Veröffentlicht in: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 57/10, 2019, Page(s) 845-851, ISSN 0749-1581
Herausgeber: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/mrc.4837

Use of FCC-NMRD relaxometry for early detection and characterization of ex-vivo murine breast cancer

Autoren: Enza Di Gregorio, Giuseppe Ferrauto, Stefania Lanzardo, Eliana Gianolio, Silvio Aime
Veröffentlicht in: Scientific Reports, 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
Herausgeber: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41154-9

Dynamics of Solid Proteins by Means of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry

Autoren: Danuta Kruk, Elzbieta Masiewicz, Anna M. Borkowska, Pawel Rochowski, Pascal H. Fries, Lionel M. Broche, David J. Lurie
Veröffentlicht in: Biomolecules, 9/11, 2019, Page(s) 652, ISSN 2218-273X
Herausgeber: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/biom9110652

Mechanism of Water Dynamics in Hyaluronic Dermal Fillers Revealed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry

Autoren: Danuta Kruk, Pawel Rochowski, Elzbieta Masiewicz, Slawomir Wilczynski, Milosz Wojciechowski, Lionel M. Broche, David J. Lurie
Veröffentlicht in: ChemPhysChem, 20/21, 2019, Page(s) 2816-2822, ISSN 1439-4235
Herausgeber: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900761

Ferritin: A Platform for MRI Contrast Agents Delivery

Autoren: Maria Ruggiero, Diego Alberti, Valeria Bitonto, Simonetta Geninatti Crich
Veröffentlicht in: Inorganics, 7/3, 2019, Page(s) 33, ISSN 2304-6740
Herausgeber: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/inorganics7030033

In vivo assessment of tumour associated macrophages in murine melanoma obtained by low-field relaxometry in the presence of iron oxide particles

Autoren: Simona Baroni, Maria Rosaria Ruggiero, Valeria Bitonto, Lionel M. Broche, David J. Lurie, Silvio Aime, Simonetta Geninatti Crich
Veröffentlicht in: Biomaterials, 236, 2020, Page(s) 119805, ISSN 0142-9612
Herausgeber: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.119805

Slow dynamics of solid proteins - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance relaxometry versus Dielectric Spectroscopy

Autoren: Danuta Kruk, Elzbieta Masiewicz, Milosz Wojciechowski, Malgorzata Florek-Wojciechowska, Lionel M. Broche, David J. Lurie
Veröffentlicht in: Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2020, Page(s) 106721, ISSN 1090-7807
Herausgeber: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106721

Fast field-cycling magnetic resonance detection of intracellular ultra-small iron oxide particles in vitro: Proof-of-concept

Autoren: Hassan Abbas, Lionel M. Broche, Aiarpi Ezdoglian, Dmitriy Li, Raif Yuecel, P. James Ross, Lesley Cheyne, Heather M. Wilson, David J. Lurie, Dana K. Dawson
Veröffentlicht in: Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 313, 2020, Page(s) 106722, ISSN 1090-7807
Herausgeber: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106722

Correction of environmental magnetic fields for the acquisition of Nuclear magnetic relaxation dispersion profiles below Earth’s field

Autoren: Vasileios Zampetoulas, David J. Lurie, Lionel M. Broche
Veröffentlicht in: Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 282, 2017, Page(s) 38-46, ISSN 1090-7807
Herausgeber: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.07.008

Simple algorithm for the correction of MRI image artefacts due to random phase fluctuations

Autoren: Lionel M. Broche, P. James Ross, Gareth R. Davies, David J. Lurie
Veröffentlicht in: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 44, 2017, Page(s) 55-59, ISSN 0730-725X
Herausgeber: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2017.07.023

Correlations of low-field NMR and variable-field NMR parameters with osteoarthritis in human articular cartilage under load

Autoren: Erik Rössler, Carlos Mattea, Simo Saarakkala, Petri Lehenkari, Mikko Finnilä, Lassi Rieppo, Sakari Karhula, Miika T. Nieminen, Siegfried Stapf
Veröffentlicht in: NMR in Biomedicine, 30/8, 2017, Page(s) e3738, ISSN 0952-3480
Herausgeber: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/nbm.3738

Parameterization of NMR relaxation curves in terms of logarithmic moments of the relaxation time distribution

Autoren: Oleg V. Petrov, Siegfried Stapf
Veröffentlicht in: Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 279, 2017, Page(s) 29-38, ISSN 1090-7807
Herausgeber: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.04.009