Laying the Foundation: Nuclear Magnetism, Spin, and the NMR Phenomenon
Differentiate the tissue in two adjacent locations based on the way that tissue behaves in the MRI environment. If the signal extracted from those two locations is identical, we cannot differentiate the two tissues from each other. This could be because each location does in fact contain the same tissue (e.g., two locations within the cortex of the kidney) or because the MR image was not made sensitive to the difference between the two tissues. In this latter case, a tumor could be virtually indistinguishable from the normal tissue within which it is growing.
KeywordsNuclear Magnetic Resonance Magnetic Resonance Imaging Signal Energy Configuration Magnetic Resonance Signal Nuclear Magnetism
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