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MIC-Grand Round 2018 "The uses, limitations and potential of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in clinical research"


05. Dezember 2018
15:14 - 17:00

Medical University of Vienna
Jugendstilhörsaal, BT 88
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Vienna

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) offers almost unique noninvasive access to cellular biochemistry and metabolism in vivo. The manifold clinical uses of MR imaging have driven extraordinary technical innovation and  application. Developments in MRS have been rather slower, until the  recent advent of dynamic nuclear polarisation and high-field clinical scanners. As well as this methodological innovation and implementation, full exploitation of the potential of MRS in clinical research and practice will requires a clear quantitative understanding of the nature of the measurements and their relationship to the dynamic physiological processes that they probe. In this lecture I will discuss some of these key issues in some clinical-research applications of MRS in skeletal muscle,  liver, brain and heart.