Magnetic Resonance: The Second Revolution in Computer-Based Imaging

  • Douglas A. Ortendahl
Part of the M. D. Computing: Benchmark Papers book series (MD COMPUTING)


The ability to peer inside the human body has been of immense value in medical science. For many years this need was filled by recording on film the differential absorption of x-rays by body structures. Although it was the mainstay of medical imaging for decades, plain film radiography cannot discriminate among overlapping structures. This deficiency has been remedied in the past decade by x-ray computed tomography (CT), which provides cross-sectional views of the human body, with significant diagnostic impact [1].


Free Induction Decay Array Processor Plain Film Radiography Intrinsic Angular Momentum Compass Needle 
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