Line scan Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill spectroscopic imaging sequences have been used to extract lipid chemical composition indices in healthy adult bone marrow in the knee at 1.5 T. Since several spectroscopic echo readouts follow each excitation, the information acquired reflects a balance between spectral T2 decay processes and spectral resolution. To examine this balance in detail, data sets with two different echo spacings and spectral resolutions have been acquired to compare the information available from each in studies of bone marrow. Oils for which high field (7 T) proton spectra were recorded were used to evaluate the accuracy of lipid chemical composition indices extracted from the line scan Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill spectroscopic imaging methods at 1.5 T. The extension of the method to fast spectroscopic imaging of bone marrow with multiple echoes is demonstrated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging