Minimum Reporting Standards for in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRSinMRS): Experts' consensus recommendations

Experts' Working Group on Reporting Standards for MR Spectroscopy

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Abstract

The translation of MRS to clinical practice has been impeded by the lack of technical standardization. There are multiple methods of acquisition, post-processing, and analysis whose details greatly impact the interpretation of the results. These details are often not fully reported, making it difficult to assess MRS studies on a standardized basis. This hampers the reviewing of manuscripts, limits the reproducibility of study results, and complicates meta-analysis of the literature. In this paper a consensus group of MRS experts provides minimum guidelines for the reporting of MRS methods and results, including the standardized description of MRS hardware, data acquisition, analysis, and quality assessment. This consensus statement describes each of these requirements in detail and includes a checklist to assist authors and journal reviewers and to provide a practical way for journal editors to ensure that MRS studies are reported in full.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere4484
JournalNMR in biomedicine
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The preparation of this manuscript was in part supported by NIH grant R01EB016064, AAM; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) grant R01 NS080816, GÖ; National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) grant P41 EB015894 and The Institutional Center Cores for Advanced Neuroimaging award P30 NS076408, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research; Austrian Science Fund (P 30701), WB; SNSF project no 310030_173222/1, CC; UNIL, UNIGE, HUG, CHUV, and EPFL, as well as the Leenaards and Jeantet Foundations, CIBM; and the Swiss National Science Foundation (320,030‐175,984), RK.

Funding Information:
Austrian Science Fund, Grant/Award Number: P 30701; Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève; National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; NIH Clinical Center; Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant/Award Number: 320,030‐175,984; The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research; The Institutional Center Cores for Advanced Neuroimaging award; Université de Genève; Université de Lausanne; Leenaards and Jeantet Foundations; EPFL; CHUV; HUG; UNIGE; UNIL; SNSF, Grant/Award Number: 310030_173222/1; The Institutional Center Cores for Advanced Neuroimaging, Grant/Award Number: P30 NS076408; National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Grant/Award Number: P41 EB015894; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Grant/Award Number: R01 NS080816; NIH, Grant/Award Number: R01EB016064 Funding information 1 N T E T E1 T E2 T M T R

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Authors. NMR in Biomedicine published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords

  • MR spectroscopy (MRS) and spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) methods
  • reporting guidelines

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