Dr. Mateescu’s MRI Research Awarded at U. Penn Poster Symposium

Emeritus Professor Gheorghe Mateescu received a poster award at the Britton Chance Centennial International Symposium on Metabolic Imaging and Spectroscopy organized by the University of Pennsylvania on June 19, 2013. His presentation was titled “From isolated mitochondria to in vivo determination of oxygen and glucose consumption”. This award was in recognition of two pioneering works: the first oxygen-17 Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) in 1987 by Mateescu with graduate students Gregory Yvars and Terri Dular, and the in vivo simultaneous determination of oxygen and glucose consumption via dynamic deuterium magnetic resonance at the Case Center for Imaging Research with Allen Ye, Biomedical Engineering student, in 2011. “Right now, my interest [is] in detecting the water monomer in the live brain and this can only be done by O-17 MR”, said Dr. Mateescu.