TARQUIN is a handy, easy to use analysis tool specially designed to help you fit MRS data, specifically trailered to the quantitation of in-vivo MRS data.
The intended purpose of TARQUIN is to aid the characterisation of pathologies, in particular brain tumours, both non-invasively with in-vivo 1H MRS and ex-vivo with 1H HR-MAS
Here are some key features of "TARQUIN":
· Based on a flexible time-domain fitting routine designed to give accurate rapid and automated quantitation for routine analysis.
· Comes packaged with a quantum mechanically based metabolite simulator to allow basis set construction optimised for the investigation of particular pathologies.
· Works on both Linux and Windows operating systems.
· Capable of producing publication quality plots via Gnuplot.
· Includes both GUI and command line interface for one-off and batch analyses.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· A TARQUIN application bundle has been developed for Mac OS X, see the documentation for how to use the command-line version in OS X.
· Basis set shifts and dampings are now exported in the CSV results file.
· Dynamic frequency shifts are now exported in the CSV results file when correction is performed.
· Regression fix where an odd number of dynamic FIDs could not be loaded.
· Regression fix where jmrui txt files could not be loaded.
· Crash fix for k-space zero-filling a non-square acquisition.
· Better error handling for bad CSV basis files.
· DICOM MRS Columns and Rows tags now take precedence over SpectroscopyAcuisitionColumns and SpectroscopyAcuisitionRows.
· Once data has been successfully loaded in the gui, a new data set can not be loaded "over the top". This should prevent some crashes.
· gnuplot_cex command line parameter added. For some reason font sizes are differed between gnuplot 4.4 and 4.6 so this option has been added. A character expansion (cex) of 2 looks good for version 4....