NMR in cancer. VII. Sodium-23 magnetic resonance of normal and cancerous tissues.

M. Goldsmith, R. Damadian

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Abstract

Sodium-23 magnetic resonance was performed on four types of cancers and six types of normal tissues of rats and mice. The spin-lattice relaxation time of the tumors was generally longer than that of the normal tissues, with the most marked difference occurring between rat liver (T1 = 6.5 msec) and Novikoff hepatoma (T1 =23.7 msec). Estimation of tissue sodium from the signal intensity of the resonance indicated that all four types of tumors contained more sodium than any of the normal tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-269
Number of pages7
JournalPhysiological chemistry and physics
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1975

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