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Abstract #4823

Magnetic Carrier for Hyperpolarized 13 C Sample Transfer from DNP Polarizer to MR Scanner

Hong Shang 1 , Timothy Skloss 2 , Cornelius vonMorze 1 , Lucas Carvajal 1 , Mark Van Criekinge 1 , Peder E.Z. Larson 1 , Ralph Hurd 3 , and Daniel B. Vigneron 1

1 Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF, San Francisco, California, United States, 2 GE Healthcare, Wisconsin, United States, 3 GE Healthcare, California, United States

A specialized magnetic carrier was constructed to supply a suitable magnetic field(> 50 G) to preserve the polarization during hyperpolarized sample transfer, especially for hyperpolarized C-13 urea. It improved the SNR measured in the MR scanner by 2 fold for C-13 urea in our experimental tests.

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