Data Sets 

1. Multi-TE preprocessed macromolecule proton MR spectra acquired at 3 T

[Via Github] [Via Open Science Framework]

Formats: INSPECTOR .mat, jMRUI .txt

This dataset comprises metabolite-nulled macromolecule spectra acquired from 10 healthy young adult volunteers scanned at 3 T using a double-inversion-recovery semi-LASER sequence with 8 echo times (20 - 62 ms) from two brain regions (prefrontal and occipital). Voxel-specific segmented brain values are included in the associated Excel spreadsheet. More details about the acquisition can be found in the reference below.

If you use this dataset, please cite this reference: Landheer K, Gajdošík M, Treacy M, Juchem C. Concentration and effective T2 relaxation times of macromolecules at 3T. Magn Reson Med. 2020 Nov;84(5):2327-2337. doi: 10.1002/mrm.28282. Epub 2020 May 19.


2. Simulated brain proton spectra for Monte Carlo simulations 

[Link to files]

Format: INSPECTOR .mat

These files represent a sample set of brain proton spectra generated in INSPECTOR for use in Monte-Carlo simulations. 


External Databases

In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a fast-developing field with a rich array of potential applications. Below is a small but growing list of spectroscopy data sets that are available for free download and use to develop and improve your own processing and analytics pipelines.

1. ISMRM Fitting Challenge: Phase 2

2. Human Metabolomics Database (in vitro NMR) 

3. MRSpec

MRSpec offers a tool to query an open-access database of processed metabolic data from the basal ganglia and parietal-occipital white matter of children, as detailed in Filip Miscevic, Justin Foong, Benjamin Schmitt, Susan Blaser, Michael Brudno, Andreas Schulze. (2016). An MRspec database query and visualization engine with applications as a clinical diagnostic and research tool, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 119(4): 300-306,ISSN 1096-7192.







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