13 December 1983 Technical Alternatives In Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Imaging
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Proceedings Volume 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936030
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, 1983, Atlanta, United States
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.
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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, "Technical Alternatives In Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Imaging", Proc. SPIE 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936030
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