Four-dimensional chemical shift MR imaging of phosphorus metabolites of normal and diseased human liver

J Comput Assist Tomogr. May-Jun 1988;12(3):369-76. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198805010-00001.


Four dimensional chemical shift imaging was used to map the relative peak heights of phosphorus metabolites of the liver and overlying skeletal muscle of a normal subject and two patients. The technique provides 31P spectra localised on a voxel-by-voxel basis and may be valuable in mapping heterogeneous structural and metabolic changes in disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cysts / metabolism
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jaundice / metabolism
  • Liver / analysis*
  • Liver Diseases / metabolism*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Phosphorus / analysis*


  • Phosphorus