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Abstract #2655

Artifact Detection Using Correlation Analyses Applied to MEGA-PRESS Data Containing Subject Head Movements

Sofie Tapper1,2, Anders Tisell1,2, Gunther Helms3, and Peter Lundberg1,2

1Department of Radiation Physics, and Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, 2Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, 3Department of Medical Radiation Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Subject movements and other disturbances might contaminate the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy data, and these artifacts can be misinterpreted as actual metabolite signals by the quantification program. Thus, an automatic method could be very helpful for finding artifacts and eliminating them. In this work, an approach of using correlation analyses was tested in order to evaluate if motion contaminated data could be identified. A total of 296/320 spectra were correctly categorized according to the movement-paradigm. This procedure could be suitable for identifying data that are affected by subject motion or other artifacts that would reduce the quality of the result.

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