Magnetic Resonance Imaging Ophthalmology

  • Jeffrey L. Taveras
  • Barrett G. Haik

Abstract

In 1952, a decade after their original findings, Edward Purcell of Harvard and Felix Bloch of Stanford won the Nobel Prize in physics for discovering the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). As an analytical chemistry tool, NMR made an enormous impact, yet no one envisioned its potential as a medical tool for obtaining high resolution images of the human body. Nevertheless, by building on the methods developed for computed tomography (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has evolved over just a few short years into as powerful an imaging modality as CT. In some applications, it is far superior.

Keywords

Lymphoma Torque Coherence Meningioma Gadolinium 

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  • Jeffrey L. Taveras
  • Barrett G. Haik

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