In Vivo Measurement of Oxygen Pressure Using 19F-NMR Imaging

  • J. Lutz
  • U. Nöth
  • S. P. Morrissey
  • H. Adolf
  • R. Deichmann
  • A. Haase
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 388)


Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of the fluorine nucleus is an in vivo method to measure non-invasively oxygen pressures. The measurement is based on the effect that the longitudinal relaxation rate (R1 = 1/T1) increases linearly with the partial oxygen pressure (pO2) when the temperature is kept constant [1,2]:
$$R_1 = 1/T_1 = A + B \times pO_2 $$
The calibration constants A and B depend strongly on temperature, magnetic field strength, the fluorinated subtances, the resonance line used for imaging, and on the tissue type


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Partial Oxygen Pressure Oxygen Carrier Calibration Constant Chemical Shift Artifact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lutz
    • 1
  • U. Nöth
    • 2
  • S. P. Morrissey
    • 3
  • H. Adolf
    • 2
  • R. Deichmann
    • 2
  • A. Haase
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of BiophysicsUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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