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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Permanent Magnets
Author(s): C. G. Masi
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Paper Abstract

Until recently the idea of using permanent magnets for magnetic resonance imaging has been ignored in the literature. This paper discusses the technical aspects of the design of permanent magnets for whole body imaging and describes the differences between permanent magnet systems and those using resistive or superconducting electromagnets. Material properties, magnetic circuit characteristics, and the problems of scaling to whole body size are discussed. Also discussed are the problems of site preparation, maintenance and repair.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936034
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C. G. Masi, Magnicon Corp. (United States)


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

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