Wybe J. M. van der Kemp

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An adiabatic multi-echo spectroscopic imaging (AMESING) sequence, used for (31) P MRSI, with spherical k-space sampling and compensated phase-encoding gradients, was implemented on a whole-body 7-T MR system. One free induction decay (FID) and up to five symmetric echoes can be acquired with this sequence. In tissues with low T2 and high T2 , this can(More)
The sensitivity of (31)P MRS can be increased using higher magnetic fields, but also by using (1)H to (31)P polarization transfer techniques where the sensitivity is determined by the polarization of the proton spins and thus the signal-to-noise per unit time is unaffected by the slow T(1) relaxation properties of the (31)P spins. This implies that (31)P(More)
PURPOSE To assess the ability of a polarization transfer (PT) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique to improve the detection of the individual phospholipid metabolites phosphocholine (PC), phosphoethanolamine (PE), glycerophosphocholine (GPC), and glycerophosphoethanolamine (GPE) in vivo in breast tumor xenografts. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
The purpose of this article was to compare the sensitivity of proton observed phosphorus editing (POPE) with direct (31) P MRS with Ernst angle excitation for (1) H-(31) P coupled metabolites at 7 T. POPE sequences were developed for detecting phosphocholine (PC), phosphoethanolamine (PE), glycerophosphocholine (GPC), and glycerophosphoethanolamine (GPE) on(More)
Widespread use of ultrahigh-field (31) P MRSI in clinical studies is hindered by the limited field of view and non-uniform radiofrequency (RF) field obtained from surface transceivers. The non-uniform RF field necessitates the use of high specific absorption rate (SAR)-demanding adiabatic RF pulses, limiting the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) per unit of time.(More)
This study presents quantified levels of phosphorylated metabolites in glandular tissue of human breast using (31)P magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 7 T. We used a homebuilt (1)H/(31)P radiofrequency coil to obtain artifact-free (31)P MR spectra of glandular tissue of healthy females by deploying whole breast free induction decay (FID) detection with(More)
PURPOSE High-resolution MRI combined with phospholipid detection may improve breast cancer grading. Currently, configurations are optimized for either high-resolution imaging or (31) P spectroscopy. To be able to perform both imaging as well as spectroscopy in a single session, we integrated a (1) H receiver array into a (1) H-(31) P transceiver at 7T. To(More)
The aim of this study is to compare the current state of lesion identification, the BI-RADS classification and the contrast-enhancement behavior at 7T and 3T breast MRI in the same patient group. Twenty-seven patients with thirty suspicious lesions were selected for this prospective study and underwent both 7T and 3T MRI. All examinations were rated by two(More)
PURPOSE Improved diagnostic sensitivity could be obtained in cancer detection and staging when individual compounds of the choline pool can be detected. Therefore, a novel coil design is proposed, providing the ability to acquire both (1) H and (31) P magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) in patients with prostate cancer. METHODS A two-element(More)