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An inhomogeneous radiofrequency (RF) magnetic field is an essential source of error for the quantification of MRI and MRS parameters. To correct for effects of RF inhomogeneities in 3D data sets, it is necessary to have knowledge of the 3D RF distribution in the sample. In this paper a method for fast 3D RF mapping is presented. The method is based on the(More)
The quality of data measured in in vivo MR spectroscopy is often insufficient due to a number of limitations such as low concentrations of observed metabolites and restricted measurement time resulting in a low signal-to-noise ratio. However, there are a variety of methods called post-processing techniques which allow the enhancement of the measured signal(More)
The influence of iron deposits on T2 values and the content of metabolites in the brain of three patients with DNA proved pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN, formerly Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome) was studied. An eye-of-the-tiger sign, a typical MR finding for PKAN, was observed in two patients with the same mutation. A hypointensive(More)
BACKGROUND The recognition of anaplastic foci within low-grade gliomas is of extreme importance in patients under follow-up for Grade II gliomas. We present the algorithm of MR spectroscopy (MRS)-guided brain biopsy and its correlation with tumour histology. METHODS Twenty-seven patients harbouring suspected Grade II/III glioma were examined on our 3T MR.(More)
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) is beneficial in the lateralization of the epileptogenic zone in temporal lobe epilepsy; however, its role in extratemporal and, especially, MRI-negative epilepsy has not been established. This study seeks to verify how 1H MRS could help in localizing the epileptogenic zone in patients with MRI-negative(More)
Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) involves a huge number of spectra to be processed and analyzed. Several tools enabling MRSI data processing have been developed and widely used. However, the processing programs primarily focus on sophisticated spectra processing and offer limited support for the analysis of the calculated spectroscopic maps.(More)
Modulation of neurodegeneration by physical activity is an active topic in contemporary research. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the brain's microstructure in multiple sclerosis (MS) after facilitation physiotherapy. Eleven patients with MS were examined using motor and neuropsychological testing and multimodal MRI at the beginning(More)
The results of spectroscopic imaging (SI) measurements are often presented as metabolic images. If the spectra quality is not sufficient, the calculated concentrations are biased and the metabolic images show an incorrect metabolite distribution. To simplify the quality analysis of spectra measured by SI, an error image, reflecting the accuracy of the(More)
1H MR spectroscopy is routinely used for lateralization of epileptogenic lesions. The present study deals with the role of relaxation time corrections for the quantitative evaluation of long (TE=135 ms) and short echo time (TE=10 ms) 1H MR spectra of the hippocampus using two methods (operator-guided NUMARIS and LCModel programs). Spectra of left and right(More)
Spectroscopic imaging (SI) is a method that enables the measurement of the spatial distribution of metabolite concentrations in tissue. In this paper, an overview of measurement and processing techniques for SI is given. First, the basic structure of SI pulse sequences is introduced and the concepts of k-space, point spread function and spatial resolution(More)