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Abstract #4254

Distribution of Major Brain Metabolite Ratios in Adults: The Observations of Whole Brain Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging Study

Xinnan Li1, Khin Khin Tha2,3, Kagari Khin Abiko4, Sinyeob Ahn5, Yuta Urushibata6, Kohsuke Kudo2, and Hiroki Shirato1

1Department of Radiation Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan, 2Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan, 3Global Station for Quantum Medical Science and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 4Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan, 5Siemens Healthineers, San Francisco, CA, United States, 6Siemens Healthcare K.K., Tokyo, Japan

We evaluated the normative major metabolite ratios of adults by using whole-brain magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). The major metabolite ratios of the brain vary with region, age and gender. The respective reference values are necessary to interpret the alterations in metabolite ratios in disease states. The whole brain MRSI allows quantification of major metabolite ratios of the entire brain in a single acquisition, and can become a useful tool in clinical studies.

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