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Abstract #2376

An Improved Method for Automatic Placement of Spatial Saturation Planes in MR Spectroscopy

Jordan L. Hovdebo1, Lawrence Ryner1,2

1National Research Council Institute for Biodiagnostics, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; 2Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

We present a user-friendly application which implements a new algorithm for the automatic placement of spatial saturation planes to conform a magnetic resonance spectroscopy excitation volume to an arbitrarily shaped tissue of interest. The new algorithm is capable of constructing a conformed voxel in a fraction of a second, orders of magnitude faster than previous methods, while achieving comparable coverage of the tissue of interest.