3T 1H-MR spectroscopy in grading of cerebral gliomas: comparison of short and intermediate echo time sequences.

@article{Kim20063T1S,
  title={3T 1H-MR spectroscopy in grading of cerebral gliomas: comparison of short and intermediate echo time sequences.},
  author={Ji Hoon Kim and K H Chang and Dong Gyu Na and In Chan Song and Bae Ju Kwon and Moon Hee Han and K W Kim},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={1412-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Echo time (TE) can have a large influence on the spectra in proton MR spectroscopy ((1)H-MR spectroscopy). The purpose of this study was to comparatively assess the diagnostic value of 3T single-voxel (1)H-MR spectroscopy with short or intermediate TEs in grading cerebral gliomas. METHODS Single voxel (1)H-MR spectroscopy was performed at 3T in 35 patients with cerebral glioma. The spectra were obtained with both short (35 ms) and intermediate TEs (144 ms). Metabolite… CONTINUE READING