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Few Useful Websites on MR Spectroscopy

1. Spectroscopy Now at http://www.spectroscopynow.com is one of the premier sites focusing on Spectroscopy and its myriad applications. The web portal has many educative sections covering News and Features, Education, What's New, Glossaries, Mini Tools, Online Books and Tutorials and Current Literature. The site is regularly updated with the very latest trends and developments in MRI and MRS.

2. The Adelaide MR Website
has a separate section covering MR Spectroscopy available at http://www.users.on.net/vision/spectroscopy/MRS.htm. Prepared by Greg Brown from Royal Adelaide Hospital MRI Unit, Adelaide South Australia, the webpage covers resources on Hydrogen MR Spectroscopy with links to Papers & Presentations, MRS Tips, Other MRS Web Sites and few Spectroscopy Case Studies.

3. Proton MR Spectroscopy
is available at http://www.irc.chmcc.org/Research_Areas/spectroscopy.html . The site covers MR Spectroscopy and Projects focusing on Brain Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Creatine Deficiency Disorders, Infectious Disorders and Tuberous Sclerosis.

4. MR Spectroscopy Applications from the University Hospital Freiburg is available at http://www.ukl.uni-freiburg.de/rad/diagnost/mr/research/spect_applications.html In this portal, educative material on 1H-brain MRS in Epilepsy, in Psychiatric disorders, Children and patients with astrocytoma under interstitial radiation therapy is available.

5. Educative material on In Vivo MR Spectroscopy from, Magnetic Resonance Unit at VA Medical Center, San Francisco is available at http://www.sf.med.va.gov/mrs/Mr_projs.htm. MR Spectroscopy focusing on Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Aging Brain, Subcortical Ischemic Vascular Dementia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and 1H Metabolite Changes with Brain Injury and Phosphorus Spectroscopic Imaging are presented at this website.

The UCSD Neuroradiology Teaching File Database is developed and authored by John R. Hesselink, MD, FACR. Sourced from Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, at http://spinwarp.ucsd.edu/NeuroWeb/, MR Spectroscopy is a concise overview available from this website at http://spinwarp.ucsd.edu/NeuroWeb/Text/br-mrs.html focusing on key aspects like Basic Physical Principles, Clinical Applications in Brain Tumors, Cerebral Ischemia and Infarction, Trauma, Infectious Disease, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders, Hepatic Encephalopathy and Alzheimer's Disease.

7. In Vivo Proton MR Spectroscopy of Brain Lesions
is an educative feature developed by E.D. Gotsis, from the Institute of High Medical Technology Euromedica, Advanced Research and Therapeutic Institute Encephalos, Halandri, Greece. Available at http://users.mland.gr/sgotsis/spectroscopy/mrs.html the comprehensive material covers a basic overview of Brain Spectroscopy

8. NMR Spectroscopy: Principles and Application is a series of educative lectures on MR Spectroscopy given at Imperial College by Henry Rzepa. The lectures available from http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/local/organic/nmr.html offers an insight into the basic Nuclear Magnetic Resonance processes that enables NMR Spectroscopy. The topics includes Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Collections of Identical and Different Protons, The Pulsed NMR Experiment, Processing the FID and Applications of 1H NMR and 13C NMR

9. WebSpectra at http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~webspectra/ is a site established to provide students with a library of spectroscopy problems. Sourced form Cambridge Isotope Laboratories and the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, useful educative material is available on Overview of NMR Spectroscopy and Types of NMR Spectra.

10. Biophysics Research Institute http://www.biophysics.mcw.edu/bri-mri/bri-mri.html offers information on the application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to medicine. Sourced from Medical College of Wisconsin, there is a special feature on Functional MRI Guided MR Spectroscopy


Medical Biochemistry Page at http://web.indstate.edu/thcme/mwking/home.html is a site focused on educative material covering Biochemistry. Created by Dr. Michael W. King, the subject covers a wide range of topics in Biochemistry. Relevant to MRI and MR Spectroscopy are chapters on Basic Chemistry of Biomolecules, Hemoglobin and Myoglobin, TCA Cycle and PDH, Oxidative Phosphorylation and Phospholipid Metabolism, Inborn Errors in Metabolism and Muscle Biochemistry.

Biological Inorganic Chemistry is an educative website available at http://www.chem.uwa.edu.au/enrolled_students/BIC_sect1/Contents.html. Authored by Jack Harrowfield, Associate Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Western Australia it features basic information on Biomolecular chemistry including Proteins, Polysaccharides and Iron and Haem Proteins.

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Resources are additionally available at Galveston NMR Center, University of Texas Medical Branch Links at http://www.nmr.utmb.edu/nmr/nmrlist.html, Compilation of Educational NMR Software at http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/chem/services/nmr/edusoft.html, Society of Non-Invasive Imaging in Drug Development Links at http://www.snidd.org/MRISites.htm, MR Resources Links at http://www.mrr.com/links/NMRLinks.html and Google Pulse Sequences and NMR Links http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Chemistry/Nuclear_Magnetic_Resonance/Pulse_Sequences/

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