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The Application Of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance In Medicine: Methods Of Nmr Imaging
Author(s): E. R. Andrew
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Paper Abstract

A comparative account is given of methods of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging for medical purposes. Following the classification scheme of Brunner and Ernst, the various methods are classified as sequential point, sequential line, sequential plane and simultaneous methods. For the purpose of imaging a single specific plane in the human body sequential plane methods are most efficient. The best examples of NMR whole body images at the present time have in fact been obtained by such methods with imaging times of a few minutes. For substantially faster NMR images the echo planar imaging method shows most promise and has already demonstrated real time images of moving objects. For the purpose of providing images of a series of planes in the object, three-dimensional simultaneous methods may be advantageous.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0372, Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging, (1 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934526
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E. R. Andrew, University of Nottingham (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0372:
Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging
Orhan Nalcioglu, Editor(s)

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