DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL TWO-DIMENSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN-VIVO SPECTROSCOPY

Grant number: DP0663987 | Funding period: 2006 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

Body chemistry alters with functionality, pain, ageing and disease. These changes can be recorded by magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy (MRS) in vivo in a whole body MR scanner. When changes in chemistry can be recorded rapidly, and the individual species assigned, it will be possible to make a definitive diagnosis and in some cases allow the tailoring of treatment on an individual basis. This is currently hampered by our inability to separate the composite resonances in a one dimensional MR spectrum. Research will allow two dimensional MRS to be implemented and provide detailed chemical information on human organs in vivo.

University of Melbourne Researchers