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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Zeugmatographic Imaging
Author(s): Waylon V. House; Paul C. Lauterbur
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Paper Abstract

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) zeugmatographic imaging has some features in common with transmission and emission computed tomography, but there are a number of significant differences. These result, for the most part, from the highly non-linear character of the NMR phenomenon, and, from the slowness of changes in the nuclear magnetization, which take place in times ranging from microseconds to seconds. As a consequence, there is an intrinsic limitation on the sensitivity with which NMR signals can be observed, and the speed and, resolution of imaging applications are almost always limited by the signal-to-noise ratio available. Some biologically and medically interesting images already produced will be shown and future prospects, as well as the advantages of this new technique, outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0173, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII, (6 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957164
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Waylon V. House, State University of New York at Stony Brook (United States)
Paul C. Lauterbur, State University of New York at Stony Brook (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0173:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII
Joel E. Gray, Editor(s)

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