Quality assessment in in vivo NMR spectroscopy: IV. A multicentre trial of test objects and protocols for performance assessment in clinical NMR spectroscopy.

S.F. Keevil, B Barbiroli, D.J. Collins, E.R. Danielsen, J Hennig, O Henriksen, M.O. Leach, R Longo, M Lowry, C Moore

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Abstract

A multicentre trial of test objects and protocols for performance assessment in single volume and slice selective magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was conducted by the European Community Concerted Action on MRI and MRS. The trial assessed phosphorus and proton localisation techniques implemented on commercially available MR systems at ten sites in Europe. At each site, a number of parameters devised by the Concerted Action were measured using prototype test objects. Some of these parameters related to the quality of localisation and others to the overall performance of the spectrometer. Results were obtained for the ISIS, DRESS, STEAM, and PRESS sequences with a range of acquisition parameters, allowing evaluation of the assessment methodology and comparison of the efficacy of various implementations of these localisation techniques. The results of this trial have been important in the development of the Concerted Action's final recommendations for MRS performance assessment, and demonstrate that such assessment provides valuable information in the comparison of spectroscopy data from different sites and in the development of new localisation sequences, and provides a means of quality assurance in MRS
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Vol/bind13
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)139-157
ISSN0730-725X
StatusUdgivet - 1995

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