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Abstract #1435

3D EPSI - Exploring the potential of 3D spectroscopic imaging of the prostate at 7 tesla

Arjan D. Hendriks 1,2 , Tijl A. van der Velden 1 , Mariska P. Luttje 1 , Vincent O. Boer 1 , Peter R. Luijten 1 , and Dennis W.J. Klomp 1

1 Imaging Division, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2 Biomedical NMR, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

To guide prostate cancer treatment, it is important to know the aggressiveness of the prostate tumor in question. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) has great potential to determine this aggressiveness, especially considering current progress of ultra-high field MR systems in separating choline from polyamines. A 3D EPSI acquisition & reconstruction method was developed and compared with current 2D MRSI methods. Found is that high field three-dimensional spectroscopic imaging can be performed within the prostate, using an EPSI sequence, avoiding extended scan time.

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