Simple proton spectroscopic imaging

Radiology. 1984 Oct;153(1):189-94. doi: 10.1148/radiology.153.1.6089263.


Simple modification of a spin echo imaging pulse sequence generates useful spectroscopic information at 0.35 T. New images are produced that show water only, fat only, and the difference between water and fat intensity. Imaging speed, spatial resolution, and signal-to-noise ratio are comparable with ordinary imaging. The method provides new parameters for tissue characterization and improved contrast between some organs.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy*
  • Protons
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Spectrum Analysis*
  • Water


  • Protons
  • Water