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Abstract #3017

Very Short Echo Time MRS for Single Voxel Spectroscopy in Small Voxels

Ariane Fillmer1, Ioannis Angelos Giapitzakis2, Ralf Mekle3, Semiha Aydin1, Anke Henning2,4, Bernd Ittermann1, and Florian Schubert1

1Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin, Germany, 2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany, 3Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 4Institute of Physics, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

This work presents the combination of metabolite cycling with a non-water-suppressed SPECIAL localization scheme in order to enable improved averaging coherence for very short echo time MRS in small voxels or voxels that suffer otherwise from low SNR or frequency instabilities.

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