Breathhold abdominal and thoracic proton MR spectroscopy at 3T.

@article{KatzBrull2003BreathholdAA,
  title={Breathhold abdominal and thoracic proton MR spectroscopy at 3T.},
  author={Rachel Katz-Brull and Neil M. Rofsky and Robert E. Lenkinski},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={461-7}
}
The clinical utility of proton MR spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) has been well demonstrated in the brain, prostate, and breast. The aims of this work were to investigate 1) the feasibility of abdominal and thoracic (1)H-MRS at 3T, 2) the benefits of breathholding to MRS in these regions, and 3) the utility of multiple breathhold averaging for MRS. Breathholding either eliminated or markedly reduced phase and frequency shifts and outer voxel contamination that were associated with the motion of the… CONTINUE READING

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