Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Apr;22(3):427-9
Hu J, Xu Y, Jiang Q, Sehgal V, Shen Y, Xuan Y, Xia Y.
Department of Radiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Fatigue and impairment mobility are frequent problems in multiple sclerosis (MS).
Despite its enormous potential, in vivo (1)H MRS of skeletal muscles for MS patients is a largely unexplored field.
One fundamental question remains unanswered: whether MS can cause observable proton metabolite changes.
High quality two-dimensional in vivo (1)H MRS reveals that the spectral pattern of total creatine (tCr) and trimethyl ammonium (TMA) of soleus muscles of MS patients can be distinctively different from that of healthy volunteers, and in vivo (1)H MRS of skeletal muscles has a potential to become a useful tool in MS study.