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AuthorOldendorf, William. author
TitleBasics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging [electronic resource] / by William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1988
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Descript XIV, 160 p. online resource


This book is not intended as a general text on MRI. It is written as an introยญ duction to the field, for nonexperts. We present here a simple exposition of certain aspects of MRI that are important to understand to use this valuable diagnostic tool intelligently in a clinical setting. The basic principles are presented nonmathematically, using no equations and a minimum of symbols and abbreviations. For those requiring a deeper understanding of MRI, this book will help facilitate the transition to standard texts. Chapters 1 through 4 provide a general introduction to the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance and how it is used in imaging. Chapter 1 discusยญ ses magnetic resonance, using a compass needle as an example. In Chapter 2, the transition to the magnetic resonance of the atomic nucleus is made. Chapter 3 describes the principles of imaging. In Chapter 4, the terms T 1 and T 2 are described and their relationship to tissue characterization; the funยญ damental role of thermal magnetic noise in T 1 and T 2 is discussed


Introduction: Diagnostic Probes -- 1: Magnetic Resonance: A Familiar Example -- 2: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance -- 3: Imaging -- 4: Tissue Characterization: T1 and T2 -- 5: Tissue Characterization and Pulse Sequencing -- 6: The MRI Scanner -- 7: Advantages and Limitations of CT -- 8: Advantages and Limitations of MRI -- 9: The Future of MRI -- Appendix: An Introduction to Quantum Process in MRI

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