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
Imaging Division, University Medical Center,
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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