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Nuclear magnetic resonance tomography of the brain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6965499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has long promised to provide a risk-free alternative method for both structural and functional tomography of the human body, since the original small scale demonstration of its principles by Lauterbur. The considerable technical problems involved in scaling up a successful 8 cm diameter line-scan NMR imaging apparatus have been overcome, and 128 x 128 element NMR tomograms of electronically definable planes less than 1 cm thick through the living brain can be produced routinely in total time of less than 2.5 min. The method used is briefly described, and it is compared with radionuclide emission tomography, which it most resembles. The contrast mechanism in the images and the hazard are also briefly discussed.
Authors:
G N Holland; W S Moore; R C Hawkes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0363-8715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:  1980 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-23     Completed Date:  1980-04-23     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain / radiography*
Electromagnetic Phenomena
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy*
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods*

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