Gilbert Hangel

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PURPOSE To compare a new parallel imaging (PI) method for multislice proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1 H-MRSI), termed (2 + 1)D-CAIPIRINHA, with two standard PI methods: 2D-GRAPPA and 2D-CAIPIRINHA at 7 Tesla (T). METHODS (2 + 1)D-CAIPIRINHA is a combination of 2D-CAIPIRINHA and slice-CAIPIRINHA. Eight healthy volunteers were measured on(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate a new method of combining multi-channel (1)H MRSI data by direct use of a matching imaging scan as a reference, rather than computing sensitivity maps. Seven healthy volunteers were measured on a 7-T MR scanner using a head coil with a 32-channel array coil for receive-only and a volume coil for receive/transmit. The(More)
Long echo time (TE) MR spectroscopy (MRS) sequences are sensitive only to metabolites of low molecular weight. At shorter TE, significantly more metabolite signals are detectable, including broad signals of high-molecular-weight macromolecules (MMs). Although the presence of MM resonances can bias metabolite quantification at short TE, proper quantification(More)
This work presents a new approach for high-resolution MRSI of the brain at 7 T in clinically feasible measurement times. Two major problems of MRSI are the long scan times for large matrix sizes and the possible spectral contamination by the transcranial lipid signal. We propose a combination of free induction decay (FID)-MRSI with a short acquisition delay(More)
MRSI in the brain at ≥7 T is a technique of great promise, but has been limited mainly by low B0/B1(+)-homogeneity, specific absorption rate restrictions, long measurement times, and low spatial resolution. To overcome these limitations, we propose an ultra-high resolution (UHR) MRSI sequence that provides a 128×128 matrix with a nominal voxel volume of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare high-resolution free induction decay magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (FID-MRSI) at 3 T and 7 T in the brain of healthy subjects and to showcase the clinical potential of accelerated FID-MRSI at 7 T in 2 brain tumor cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this institutional review board-approved study, 10(More)
The growing interest in ultra-high field MRI, with more than 35.000 MR examinations already performed at 7T, is related to improved clinical results with regard to morphological as well as functional and metabolic capabilities. Since the signal-to-noise ratio increases with the field strength of the MR scanner, the most evident application at 7T is to gain(More)
PURPOSE Short-echo-time proton MR spectra at 7T feature nine to 10 distinct macromolecule (MM) resonances that overlap with the signals of metabolites. Typically, a metabolite-nulled in vivo MM spectrum is included in the quantification`s prior knowledge to provide unbiased metabolite quantification. However, this MM model may fail if MMs are pathologically(More)
Purpose: Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) provides complementary information to conventional magnetic resonance imaging. Acquiring high resolution MRSI is time consuming and requires complex reconstruction techniques. Methods: In this paper, a patch-based super-resolution method is presented to increase the spatial resolution of metabolite(More)
PURPOSE Full-slice magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging at ≥7 T is especially vulnerable to lipid contaminations arising from regions close to the skull. This contamination can be mitigated by improving the point spread function via higher spatial resolution sampling and k-space filtering, but this prolongs scan times and reduces the signal-to-noise(More)