Comparison of In Vivo and In Vitro 1-H NMR Spectroscopy in the Rat Brain: Technical Considerations, Effects of Brain Regions and Post Weaning Isolation
Published: September 17, 2009
In vivo and in vitro magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy are both used to obtain complementary information about the metabolic state of living tissue/tissue extracts, respectively. However, comparisons between in vivo and in vitro measurements are rare. The aim of this study was to compare results from in vivo and in vitro MR spectroscopy to study inter-regional variations and the effects of social isolation on metabolite levels in rat brain.