Chapter 1 Getting started with MRS: A digital collection of community-sourced educational materials


In 2021, the Committee for Code & Data Sharing, a standing committee of the MR Spectroscopy (MRS) Study Group within the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), set out to compile and curate educational materials related to MRS. Our goal was to develop a centralized resource of MRS-related materials that is freely available, annotated, and updated often. While a plethora of MRS resources exist, these can be difficult to navigate for newcomers to the field. This e-book contains a glossary and summaries written with college-level students in mind, and educational materials were provided by the global MRS community. The first edition of this collection was debuted at the 2022 ISMRM Annual Meeting in London, England, and we hope researchers will continue to contribute new educational content and material. We encourage this resource to be shared widely with students, collaborators, and colleagues who are interested in learning more about MRS and welcome any feedback and future contributions.

For feedback and contributions:

Email: Candace Fleischer,

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Candace Fleischer - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Georg Oeltzschner - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States
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Authors and Co-Editors

Georgios Batsios - Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Sevim Cengiz - Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, Abu Dhabi, UAE - Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
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Cristina Cudalbu - CIBM MRI EPFL, Switzerland

Samuel Guay

Sunita Gudwani

John LaMaster - Technical University of Munich - The University of Zurich
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Alexandra Lipka - High Field MR Centre, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Rudy Rizzo - University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

Dongsuk Sung

Edith Touchet-Valle - Texas A&M University

Educational content provided by

Cristina Cudalbu

Ulrike Dydak

Matthew Erikson

Ariane Fillmer

Hermien Kan

Ralf Mekle

Georg Oeltzschner

ISMRM MRS Study Group

1.1 Sharing is caring

Dear fellow MRS researchers!

This digital collection wants to be a living resource for newcomers to the field of magnetic resonance spectroscopy. If you have created a useful lecture, video, or online text resource that may be helpful for someone who is trying to learn the basics of MRS, please consider contributing it to this e-book.

How to share?

You can add your material through various pathways:

Thank you very much in advance for your help in making the beautiful science of MRS accessible to those who want to master it!