Clinical Spectroscopy

Room 201 C
07:00 – 08:00

Chairs: Arend Heerschap and Sarah J. Nelson

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

• Identify situations where MRS may be valuable in diagnosis or assessment of response to therapy;
• Select the most appropriate MRS techniques for such applications;
• Describe abnormal spectral patterns associated with specific pathology;
• Identify metabolites in spectra from normal and diseased brain, prostate and muscle tissue;
• Recognize common spectral artifacts and distinguish them from regions of pathology.

07:00 The Role of MRS in Clinical Decision Making for Oncology, John R. Griffiths.
07:20 MRS for Diagnosis of Brain Tumors, Scott D. Rand.
07:40 MRSI for Directing Biopsies in Patients with Brain Tumors, Douglas L. Arnold.

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