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Functional Studies Using NMR

  • V. Ralph McCready
  • Martin Leach
  • Peter J. Ell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. R. Bachus, E. Mueller, H. Koenig, G. Braeckle, H. Weber, E. R. Reinhardt
    Pages 43-60
  3. L. D. Hall, P. G. Hogan
    Pages 107-127
  4. Margaret A. Foster
    Pages 147-166
  5. P. Pfannenstiel, G. Bielke, S. Meindl, W. von Seelen, H. P. Higer
    Pages 167-181
  6. M. P. Sandler, M. V. Kulkarni, J. A. Patton, C. Leon Partain, A. Everette James
    Pages 183-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book

Introduction

This volume is based on a series of lectures delivered at a one-day teach­ ing symposium on functional and metabolic aspects of NMR measure­ ments held at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School on 1st September 1985 as a part of the European Nuclear Medicine Society Congress. Currently the major emphasis in medical NMR in vivo is on its poten­ tial to image and display abnormalities in conventional radiological im­ ages, providing increased contrast between normal and abnormal tissue, improved definition of vasculature, and possibly an increased potential for differential diagnosis. Although these areas are undeniably of major importance, it is probable that NMR will continue to complement con­ ventional measurement methods. The major potential benefits to be de­ rived from in vivo NMR measurements are likely to arise from its use as an instrument for functional and metabolic studies in both clinical re­ search and in the everyday management of patients. It is to this area that this volume is directed.

Keywords

NMR angiography cardiac imaging central nervous system contrast agent diagnosis functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) hospital imaging techniques magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) metabolism nuclear medicine tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • V. Ralph McCready
    • 1
  • Martin Leach
    • 2
  • Peter J. Ell
    • 3
  1. 1.Ultrasound and NMRRoyal Marsden HospitalSutton, SurreyUK
  2. 2.Joint Department of PhysicsInstitute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden HospitalSutton, SurreyUK
  3. 3.Institute of Nuclear MedicineThe Middlesex Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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