Quality management in in vivo proton MRS.

Da Silva Mendes Pedrosa, Nuno Miguel; Slotboom, Johannes (2017). Quality management in in vivo proton MRS. Analytical biochemistry, 529, pp. 98-116. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ab.2017.01.017

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The quality of MR-Spectroscopy data can easily be affected in in vivo applications. Several factors may produce signal artefacts, and often these are not easily detected, not even by experienced spectroscopists. Reliable and reproducible in vivo MRS-data requires the definition of quality requirements and goals, implementation of measures to guarantee quality standards, regular control of data quality, and a continuous search for quality improvement. The first part of this review includes a general introduction to different aspects of quality management in MRS. It is followed by the description of a series of tests and phantoms that can be used to assure the quality of the MR system. In the third part, several methods and strategies used for quality control of the spectroscopy data are presented. This review concludes with a reference to a few interesting techniques and aspects that may help to further improve the quality of in vivo MR-spectra.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

UniBE Contributor:

Da Silva Mendes Pedrosa, Nuno Miguel and Slotboom, Johannes

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0003-2697

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Zbinden

Date Deposited:

07 Aug 2017 09:26

Last Modified:

07 Aug 2017 09:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ab.2017.01.017

PubMed ID:

28115170

Uncontrolled Keywords:

MRS; Quality assurance; Quality control; Quality improvement; Quality management; Quality planning

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94539

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94539

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