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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) allows for quantifying neurotransmitters, the chemical substances that transmit nerve impulse across a synapse, their metabolites, and biochemical markers in discrete brain regions in vivo.

MRS, also known as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, is a noninvasive imaging technique used to study metabolic changes in the brain that occur because of stroke, seizure disorders, Alzheimer's disease, depression and other diseases. MRS uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, but instead of measuring blood flow, MRS measures the concentration of specific chemicals.

Yerkes Investigators Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)