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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) And Its Impact On Medical Imaging
Author(s): William R. Hendee
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Paper Abstract

Not since the advent of x-ray transmission computed tomography a decade ago has an innovation in medical imaging generated as much interest as that currently directed to nuclear magnetic resonance. This technique, long a standby in chemistry and physics laboratories, promises to provide images of reasonable spatial resolution and exquisite contrast sensitivity. In addition, quantitative analysis of specific elements in selected regions of tissue may be possible. In developing a strategy for the acquisition of nuclear magnetic resonance, cost factors must be considered together with a realistic appraisal of a clinical facility as primarily a research or clinical unit.

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Date Published: 29 December 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0347, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X, (29 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933849
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William R. Hendee, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0347:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X
Gary D. Fullerton; James A. Mulvaney; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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