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Spotting Deuterium on MRI

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by Michalis, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Michalis

    Michalis New Member

    I know it is super technical question , but is there a way to interpret the results of an MRI to spot deuterium concentrations in tissues and bone?
    For example MRI shows bone edema, how do i go about reading it properly as i got the files.

    I understand that Protium has a different spin than Deuterium. How do i spot those deuterium ridden molecules on the MRI with that spin?

    I read https://jackkruse.com/redox-rx-2-biohacking-mri/ but i cant piece the puzzle together.

    Can i for example extract the results of the MRI into an excel spreadsheet for each slide and calculate the deuterium content based on the spin detected? Am i too optimistic?
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  2. Michalis

    Michalis New Member

    Anyone nows? I know @Jack Kruse knows :)

    I had a look on the MRI and each slice contains a lot of data.

    From what i read on how MRIs work the magnet lines up hydrogen atoms to the field and then an RF pulse is transmitted that excites them. Then the scanner detects the weak radio frequency as the nucleus are relaxing back to their normal spin.

    I would expect the deuterium to return a different frequency than protium back to the scanner as it has different mass.

    Is this visible on the MRI? if not can we infer anything about this from what we see or the data coded in each slide? Are the scanners normally designed to detect protium only and they sort out only those frequencies out when received by the scanner?

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