Andreas Ebel

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Model-based techniques have the potential to reduce the artifacts and improve resolution in magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, without sacrificing the signal-to-noise ratio. However, the current approaches have a few drawbacks that limit their performance in practical applications. Specifically, the classical schemes use less flexible image models(More)
Improved diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are needed for our military and veterans, their families, and society at large. Advances in brain imaging offer important biomarkers of structural, functional, and metabolic information concerning the brain. This article reviews the application of(More)
Spectral quality in (1)H MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) of the brain is often significantly degraded in regions subject to local magnetic susceptibility variations, which results in broadened and distorted spectral lineshapes. In this report, a modified acquisition strategy for volumetric echo-planar spectroscopic imaging (3D EPSI) is presented that(More)
We developed a fast method to obtain T1 relaxation maps in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based on two inversion recovery acquisitions and a reference acquisition, while maintaining high sensitivity by utilizing the full dynamic range of the MRI signal. Optimal inversion times for estimating T1 in the human brain were predicted using standard error(More)
High-spatial-resolution acquisition (HR) was previously proposed for 3D echo-planar spectroscopic imaging (EPSI) in combination with a high-spatial-resolution water reference EPSI data set to minimize inhomogeneous spectral line broadening, allowing for local frequency shift (B(0) shift) correction in human brain metabolite maps at 1.5 T (Ebel A et al.,(More)
MR spectroscopic (MRS) images from a large volume of brain can be obtained using a 3D echo-planar spectroscopic imaging (3D-EPSI) sequence. However, routine applications of 3D-EPSI are still limited by a long scan time. In this communication, a new approach termed "spectral phase-corrected generalized autocalibrating partially parallel acquisitions"(More)
MR spectroscopy has demonstrated extrahippocampal NAA/(Cr+Cho) reductions in medial temporal lobe epilepsy with (TLE-MTS) and without (TLE-no) mesial temporal sclerosis. Because of the limited brain coverage of those previous studies, it was, however, not possible to assess differences in the distribution and extent of these abnormalities between TLE-MTS(More)
Spectral quality in 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) critically depends on the stability of the main magnetic field. For echo-planar MRSI implemented at 3 T, temperature variation in the passive steel shims of the magnet system can lead to a significant drift in the resonance frequency. A method is presented that incorporates interleaved(More)
The influence of noise on the standard deviation of spectral integrals is examined. Calculations assuming discrete Fourier-transform data are compared with Monte-Carlo simulations. The effects of zero-filling and apodization are examined for free-induction-decay (FID) signals and for symmetric spin-echo signals in one and two dimensions, with particular(More)
Whole-brain echo-planar spectroscopic imaging (EPSI) often substantially lengthens MRI/MRSI (magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging) protocols. To halve acquisition time, application of a blipped phase-encoding (PE) gradient during the EPSI readout (RO) was previously suggested by PE of the even RO echoes in k-space at an interstitial location along(More)