Pièges cliniques liés aux temps d'écho long et court en spectroscopie RM cérébrale

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical pitfalls related to short and long echo times in cerebral MR spectroscopy

A. Cianfoni, M. Law, T. J. Re, D. J. Dubowitz, Z. Rumboldt, S. G. Imbesi

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MR-spectroscopy (MRS) is a multiparameter diagnostic tool and modification of each parameter results in spectrum morphology changes. In particular, changing the echo time (TE) represents a useful tool to highlight different diagnostic elements, but also has significant impact on the spectrum morphology. Diagnostic errors can result if the role of TE is not properly considered. This article reviews the four most common TE-related pitfalls of MRS interpretation. Clinical practical methods to avoid such pitfalls are also suggested.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuroradiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain neoplasms
  • Echo-time
  • MR-Spectroscopy
  • MRI
  • Pitfalls

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