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Abstract #1410

VeSPA: Integrated Applications for RF Pulse Design, Spectral Simulation & MRS Data Analysis

Brian J. Soher1, Philip Semanchuk1, David Todd2, Jeffrey Steinberg1,3, Karl Young2

1Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, United States; 2Radiology, Northern California Institute of Research & Education, San Francisco, CA, United States; 3Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Agency for Science, Technology & Research

The VeSPA-Versatile Simulation, Pulses and Analysis package is an integrated set of open source applications written in Python that enable users to 1) synthesize RF pulses, 2) explore MRS data acquisition scenarios using multi-parametric spectral simulation and 3) improve processing/analysis of MRS data. VeSPAs RFPulse, Simulation and Analysis applications are written in Python and integrated through a SQLite database. Applications are based on previous programs, MatPulse, GAVA and SITools. Scientific functionality was ported into a common infrastructure to ease access (no license fees), simplify extension (open source) and to create a consistent style across applications and platforms.