Enabling Fast Metabolic Mapping of the Brain using Lipid

Kyung Min Nam, Arjan Hendriks, Vincent Oltman Boer, Dennis D.J. Klomp, Jannie P Wijnen, Alex A Bhogal


Metabolic mapping at ultra-high field benefits from increased SNR and large chemical shift dispersion, enabling high spatial resolution and more resolved metabolite resonances. By exploiting increased SNR, MRSI acquisitions can be accelerated using echo-planar readout gradients (EPSI) or parallel imaging techniques. However, signal contamination from extra-cranial lipids can degrade the spectral quality and/or introduce fold-over artefacts. Therefore, suppression of extra-cranial lipids during acquisition is imperative for fast spectroscopic imaging. This work aimed to use a “crusher coil” to suppress extracranial lipid signals while acquiring metabolic information using a pulse-acquire acquisition with EPSI readout.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 ISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition
Number of pages3
PublisherThe International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Publication date2020
Article number2860
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition 2020 - Virtual conference
Duration: 8 Aug 202014 Aug 2020


ConferenceISMRM & SMRT Virtual Conference & Exhibition 2020
LocationVirtual conference
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