Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is used to study neurochemicals and their changes due to diseases in a tissue with NMR spectrum in vivo.

MetabolitePeak (ppm)Concentration (mmol/kgww)Function
NAA2.027.9 - 16.6Neuronal marker
Choline3.20.9 - 2.5Membrane turnover
Creatine3.05.1 - 10.6Energy metabolism
Glutamate / Glutamine GABA2.2 - 2.46.0 - 12.5Neurotransmitter
ml3.563.1 - 8.1Glial marker