Spectroscopy Application and Technology

Decades of R&D have been put into realizing the potential of proton MR spectroscopy as a noninvasive tool for determining the presence – or absence – of cancer. Thousands of patients around the world have been assessed effectively. Yet, despite its proven value, proton spectroscopy is rarely applied in routine clinical practice. A case performed at the Wasilla office of Alaska Open Imaging Centers on a Hitachi Echelon 1.5T scanner demonstrates the value of this tool for speedy evaluation and efficient patient management.