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Abstract #2538

Water as an Internal Reference for Spectroscopic Imaging: Errors Due to Inacurrate Water Relaxation Times

Gasparovic C, Devier D
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, MIND Institute

A strategy for using tissue water as a concentration standard in 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging studies on the brain is presented and the potential errors that may arise due to inaccurate estimates of the various water relaxation times are examined. The sensitivity of the method to such errors is shown to be small at short echo times.