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Heinzer-Schweizer, S; De Zanche, N; Pavan, M; Mens, G; Sturzenegger, U; Henning, A; Boesiger, P (2010). In-vivo assessment of tissue metabolite levels using 1H MRS and the Electric REference To access In vivo Concentrations (ERETIC) method. NMR in Biomedicine, 23(4):406-413.

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Quantitative values of metabolite concentrations in (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy have been obtained using the Electric REference To access In vivo Concentrations (ERETIC) method, whereby a synthetic reference signal is injected during the acquisition of spectra. The method has been improved to enable quantification of metabolite concentrations in vivo. Optical signal transmission was used to eliminate random fluctuations in ERETIC signal coupling to the receiver coil due to changes in position of cables and highly dielectric human tissue. Stability and reliability of the signal were tested in vitro, achieving stability with a mean error of 2.83%. Scaling of the signal in variable loading conditions was demonstrated and in-vivo measurements of brain were acquired on a 3T Philips system using a transmit/receive coil. The quantitative brain water and metabolite concentration values are in good agreement with those in the literature.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
DDC:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 09:25
Last Modified:11 Dec 2013 06:27
Publisher DOI:10.1002/nbm.1476
PubMed ID:20101606
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 18
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