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Technical Alternatives In Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Imaging
Author(s): H. R. Hart; P. A. Bottomley; W. A. Edelstein; S. G. Karr; W. M. Leue; O. M. Mueller; R. W. Redington; J. F. Schenck; L. S. Smith; D. Vatis
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we consider the choice of the magnetic field for an imaging system based on the nuclear magnetic resonance of hydrogen. We show by analysis that the quality, or contrast-to-noise ratio, of images based on T1 discrimination increases with field or frequency up to 2 T or 85 MHz. After a brief discussion of potential engineering limitations we present results showing that images of the human head with excellent anatomic detail can be produced at 1.5 T or 64 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936030
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H. R. Hart, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
P. A. Bottomley, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
W. A. Edelstein, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
S. G. Karr, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
W. M. Leue, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
O. M. Mueller, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
R. W. Redington, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
J. F. Schenck, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
L. S. Smith, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)
D. Vatis, General Electric Research & Development Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0419:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI
Gary D. Fullerton, Editor(s)

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