The signal-intensity loss from anomalous J-modulation effects due to chemical-shift displacement was investigated on amino acid groups (alanine, valine, leucine, and isoleucine) at 3T by using point-resolved 1H spectroscopy in patients with brain abscess and phantom experiments. With a larger chemical shift between methyl and methine resonances, alanine shows a greater effect of signal-intensity cancellation compared with other amino acids around 0.9 ppm, resulting in noninverted doublets at a TE of 144 ms.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging