A new scheme is proposed to edit the 3.0 ppm GABA resonance without macromolecule (MM) contamination. Like previous difference spectroscopy approaches, the new scheme manipulates J-modulation of this signal using a selective editing pulse. The elimination of undesirable MM contribution at 3.0 ppm is obtained by applying this pulse symmetrically about the J-coupled MM resonance, at 1.7 ppm, in the two steps of the editing scheme. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated in vitro, using lysine to mimic MM, and in vivo. As compared to the most commonly used editing scheme, which necessitates the acquisition and processing of two distinct difference spectroscopy experiments, the new scheme offers a reduction in experimental time (-33%) and an increase in accuracy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Magnetic resonance in medicine|
|State||Published - 2001|
- Homonuclear editing