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Abstract #2942

Water chemical shift in childhood brain tumours at low echo times: what are we measuring?

Ben Babourina-Brooks 1 , Martin Wilson 2 , Theo Arvanitis 3 , Andrew Peet 2 , and Nigel Davies 4

1 University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, 2 University of Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, 3 Birmingham Childrens Hospital NHS Foundation Trus, West Midlands, United Kingdom, 4 University hospitals Birmingham trust, West Midlands, United Kingdom

MRS thermometry has been used to show differences in childhood brain tumours. In this study we investigate what the chemical shift measures in terms of tumour malignancy. This was done through metabolite concentration correlations with the PRF.

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