Send to

Choose Destination
Magn Reson Imaging. 1988 May-Jun;6(3):335-40.

Impact of hyperthermic regional perfusion therapy on cell metabolism of malignant melanoma monitored by 31P MR spectroscopy.

Author information

Strahlenklinik der Universit├Ąt Heidelberg, W. Germany.


For the first time, the influence of hyperthermic regional perfusion therapy on tumor cell metabolism has been monitored by means of 31P MR spectroscopy. Shortly after treatment, a complete depletion of high energy phosphates, a significant increase of inorganic phosphate, phosphomono- and phosphodiester resonances and a decrease of pH have been observed. Healthy muscle tissue showed only minor effects caused by this aggressive therapy. The time course of the transient variation of phosphate metabolite concentrations is explained in the framework of a simple pathophysiological model. The results demonstrate that the imediate effect of chemotherapy on tumor tissue can be detected by 31P MRS before any clinical signs of tumor response are visible.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center