C.8.14.2 MR Spectroscopy Pulse Sequence Module

The primary purpose of this module is to identify the pulse sequence and variations which were used in creation of the spectroscopic data. Terminology is intended to be neutral, and allow equivalent sequences provided by different vendors to be classified together.

Table C.8-103 specifies the attributes of the MR Spectroscopy Pulse Sequence Module.

Table C.8-103MR SPECTROSCOPY PULSE SEQUENCE MODULE ATTRIBUTES

Attribute Name Tag Type Attribute Description
Pulse Sequence Name (0018,9005) 1C Name of the pulse sequence for annotation purposes. Potentially vendor-specific name. Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
MR Spectroscopy Acquisition Type (0018,9200) 1C Identification of data encoding scheme. Defined Terms: SINGLE_VOXEL ROW PLANE VOLUME Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Echo Pulse Sequence (0018,9008) 1C Echo category of pulse sequences. Enumerated Values: SPIN GRADIENT BOTH Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Multiple Spin Echo (0018,9011) 1C Multiple Spin Echo category of pulse sequence used to collect different lines in k-space for a single frame. Enumerated Values: YES NO Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED and Echo Pulse Sequence (0018,9008) equals SPIN or BOTH. Otherwise may be present if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is DERIVED and Echo Pulse Sequence (0018,9008) equals SPIN or BOTH.
Multi-planar Excitation (0018,9012) 1C Technique that simultaneously excites several volumes. Enumerated Values: YES NO Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Steady State Pulse Sequence (0018,9017) 1C Steady State Sequence. Defined Terms: FREE_PRECESSION TRANSVERSE TIME_REVERSED LONGITUDINAL NONE Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Echo Planar Pulse Sequence (0018,9018) 1C Echo Planar category of pulse-sequences. Enumerated Values: YES NO Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Spectrally Selected Suppression (0018,9025) 1C Spectrally Selected Suppression. Defined Terms: WATER FAT FAT_AND_WATER SILICON_GEL NONE Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Geometry of k-Space Traversal (0018,9032) 1C Geometry category of k-Space traversal. Defined Terms: RECTILINEAR RADIAL SPIRAL Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Rectilinear Phase Encode Reordering (0018,9034) 1C Rectilinear phase encode reordering. Defined Terms: LINEAR CENTRIC SEGMENTED REVERSE_LINEAR REVERSE_CENTRIC Required if Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED and Geometry of k-Space Traversal (0018,9032) equals RECTILINEAR. Otherwise may be present if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is DERIVED and Geometry of k-Space Traversal (0018,9032) equals RECTILINEAR.
Segmented k-Space Traversal (0018,9033) 1C Segmented k-Space traversal. If Geometry of k-Space Traversal is rectilinear, multiple lines can be acquired at one time. If Geometry of k-Space Traversal is spiral or radial, paths can be interleaved and acquired at one time. Enumerated Values: SINGLE = successive single echo coverage PARTIAL = segmented coverage FULL = single shot full coverage Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.
Coverage of k-Space (0018,9094) 1C Coverage of k-Space. Defined Terms: FULL CYLINDRICAL ELLIPSOIDAL WEIGHTED Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED and MR Spectroscopy Acquisition Type (0018,9200) equals VOLUME. Otherwise may be present if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is DERIVED and MR Spectroscopy Acquisition Type (0018,9200) equals VOLUME.
Number of k-Space Trajectories (0018,9093) 1C Number of interleaves or shots. Required if Image Type (0008,0008) Value 1 is ORIGINAL or MIXED. May be present otherwise.