MR Spectroscopy: Frontier Methodology and Applications
Roland Kreis, Ph.D., and Daniel M. Spielman, Ph.D., Organizers
Friday, 11 July 2003, 08:00 - 15:00

ast updated 19 June 2008

Course Description:
This five-and-one-quarter-hour advanced course is the second of two courses on in vivo MR spectroscopy.  It will cover elements of today's frontier methodology (fast CSI, editing, decoupling, statistical tools) and advanced applications (windows on tumor metabolism, NMR of body fluids) of in vivo MRS together with an overview of today's methods and applications in high resolution and high field MR spectroscopy.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
 Describe fundamental principles on which advanced uses of MRS are based;
List state-of-the-art techniques developed for research applications of MR spectroscopy;
Appraise advantages and pitfalls in the use of statistical tools to analyze MRS data;
Summarize recent biomedical research activities involving in vivo MRS;
Summarize issues of present-day methodology and applications of high resolution spectroscopy.

The final five minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions.

08:00 Fast CSI Stefan Posse
08:30 (De-)Coupling and Spectral Editing Peter S. Allen
09:00 Sophisticated RF Pulses for MRS Robin A. de Graaf
09:30 Statistical Tools for MRS Data Analysis Wael El-Deredy
10:00 Discussion
10:10 Break
10:30 High Resolution NMR
Special guest lecture from outside the field.
Christian Griesinger
Advanced Applications
11:20 In Vitro MRS Stephen R. Williams
11:50 Discussion
12:00 Break
13:30 High Field 1H-MRS Rolf Gruetter
14:00 In Vivo 13C and 15N MRS and Kinetic Analysis Douglas L. Rothman
14:30 MR Window on Tumor Metabolism Risto A. Kauppinen
15:00 Adjournment