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Spectroscopy and Chemical Shift Imaging


MRI Spectroscopy (MRS) is an analytic application of MRI which:


         Analyzes for the presence of specific chemicals, for example N-acetylaspartate (NAA).  NAA is a brain metabolite localized almost exclusively to neurons and neuronal processes in the human adult brain

         Measures changes in the signal intensity of NAA, which correlates with brain damage

         Can quantify neuronal-axonal injury and loss

Cognitive Engineering, LLC


Cognitive Engineering uses MRS as one component of evaulation of patients for the presence of cognitive impairment and neurodgenerative disorders. The scans most easily can be performed at our facilities, but in some cases we can work with your local hospital, that possesses a high resolution (3T) MRI unit, and has the appropriate software.