27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Weekend Educational Session
Basic MR Spectroscopy

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Basic MR Spectroscopy
Weekend Course

ORGANIZERS: Roland Kreis, Malgorzata Marjanska, Wolfgang Bogner

Saturday, 11 May 2019
  08:00 - 11:30 Moderators:  Erin MacMillan, Atiyah Yahya

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Session Number: WE-06

This course provides a comprehensive introduction into in vivo 1H MR spectroscopy and is intended for people entering into this field or interested in refreshing their knowledge. It reviews basic principles, pre-acquisition calibrations, state-of-the-art sequences and data analysis. It also provides information on how to judge spectral quality and choose appropriate sequence for specific MRS application.

Target Audience
MR scientists, MR technologists, clinicians, and neuroscientists interested in performing MR spectroscopy studies or developing related methodologies.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Recall the basic physical principles behind MR spectroscopy;
- Recognize state-of-the-art sequences;
- Judge quality of published MRS data;
- Describe the data analysis pipeline; and
- Choose appropriate sequence for the application of interest.


  Basic Principles of MRS (Chemical Shift, J-Coupling, Relaxation & Field Strength Effects)
Lars Hanson
  Acquisition Methods for Full Profile & Specific Metabolites (STEAM, PRESS, LASER, CSI & MEGA-PRESS)
Assaf Tal
  Pre-Acquisition Adjustments (B0 Shimming, B1 Shimming & Water Suppression)
Sahar Nassirpour
  Break & Meet the Teachers
  Data Processing, Fitting & Quantification
Hélène Ratiney
  Match Sequence & Application (Choosing Right Approach for Specific Location, Metabolite & Disease)
Robin de Graaf
  Spectral Quality (How to Review Your Own & Judge Published Data)
Alexander Lin
  Lunch & Meet the Teachers
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