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Abstract #4417

Functional MRS in the Anterior Cingulate

Reggie Taylor1, 2, Peter Williamson, 13, Jean Thberge, 12

1Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada; 2Medical Imaging, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON, Canada; 3Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fMRS) has potential to be a powerful tool for dynamically studying metabolite concentrations. Three subjects were scanned to test the feasibility of applying fMRS to the anterior cingulate using a 7T MRI. Using a Stroop Task for functional activation we demonstrated that fMRS is feasible in the anterior cingulate and can alter the PCr concentration upon activation.