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Abstract #3479

MISSA - a Highly-Developed Clinical Tool for MR Spectroscopy

Bernd Merkel1, Markus T. Harz1, Horst K. Hahn1

1Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen, Germany

MR Spectroscopy hasn't found the way into clinical routine yet. For one reason, most of the existing devices and software assistants lack of performance or difficult handling. We present the novel research prototype MISSA (MEVIS Imaging and Spectroscopy Software Assistant) for the analysis of single- (in vivo, ex vivo) and multi-voxel (2D, 3D) spectroscopy. All standard processing steps are included, together with different quantification methods, which can be easily extended. Furthermore, 3D-visualization, PACS connection and the possibility of voxel-labeling with export to machine learning algorithms are integrated. Therefore, it is our goal to improve and simplify MRS data analysis.