Title: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy: technique for the neuroradiologist.
Authors: Cecil, Kim M
Published In Neuroimaging Clin N Am, (2013 Aug)
Abstract: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides information on neuronal and axonal viability, energetics of cellular structures, and status of cellular membranes. Proton MRS appeals to clinicians and scientists because its application in the clinical setting can increase the specificity of MR imaging. The objective of this article is to provide descriptive concepts of the technique and its application in vivo for a variety of patient populations. When appropriately incorporating MRS into the neuroradiologic evaluation, this technique produces relevant information to radiologists and clinicians for their understanding of adult and pediatric neurologically based disease processes.
PubMed ID: 23928195
MeSH Terms: Biomarkers/metabolism*; Biopolymers/metabolism*; Brain Diseases/diagnosis*; Brain Diseases/metabolism*; Brain/metabolism*; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy/methods*; North America; Protons*