An inductively coupled, doubly tuned resonator for in vivo nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a coil designed for in vivoP31 and H1 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy which consists of a doubly tuned resonator inductively coupled to separate H1 and P31 feed coils. The advantages of the resonator include the ability to H1 shim over the same volume from which P31 spectra are extracted by using a single sample coil, elimination of coupling problems between separate H1 and P31 coils, ease of design and tuning over conventional double-tuned coils, and reduced match/tune sensitivity to coil loading, which is important in in vivo applications. We have used this coil to collect phosphorus spectra from the in situ heart of the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) at 2 T. The total heart volume was less than 1 mL and acquisition time was just under 10 min.

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author list (cited authors)

  • McNichols, R. J., Wright, S. M., Wasser, J. S., & Cot, G. L.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • McNichols, RJ||Wright, SM||Wasser, JS||Coté, GL

publication date

  • August 1999