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Abstract #0329

1H NMR Spectroscopy in the Human Brain in Vivo at 9.4 Tesla: Initial Results

Dinesh K. Deelchand1, Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele1, Gregor Adriany1, Peter Andersen1, Kamil Ugurbil1, Pierre-Gilles Henry1

1Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

We report initial 1H NMR spectroscopy results in the human brain in vivo at 9.4 Tesla despite several challenges for human studies at ultra high-field. The increase in signal-to-noise and spectral dispersion has allowed quantification of at least 15 metabolites with greater precision. As expected, the T1 relaxation time was increased and T2 relaxation time was reduced at 9.4 Tesla.