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Abstract #0029

1H MR Spectroscopy of the Human Prostate Using an Adiabatic Sequence with a SAR Optimized Endorectal RF Coil

Catalina Arteaga1, Uulke A. van der Heide1, Marco van Vulpen1, Peter R. Luijten2, Dennis W.J. Klomp2

1Radiotherapy, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Radiology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Prostate 1H MRSI at 7T with fully adiabatic sequences like full-LASER allows polyamine detection. In addition, choline and creatine levels can also be depicted in prostate cancer patients even with hormone therapy. We showed that fully adiabatic sequences can overcome the B1 inhomogeneities compared to semi-adiabatic sequences.