Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Methods

  • Allen W. Song
Part of the Advances in Neurobiology book series (NEUROBIOL, volume 4)


Magnetic resonance imaging, commonly known as MRI, is perhaps one of the most important inventions in medical imaging and diagnosis. After the first image formation in the early 1970s (Damadian 1971; Lauterbur 1973), MRI has gone through a relatively quiet infancy, largely due to the lack of the necessary hardware. However, even since its first commercialization in the early 1980s, MRI has revolutionized the field of medical imaging, and evolved to be the gold standard for imaging brain and other soft tissues. In over two decades’ time, MRI has affected most aspects of clinical diagnosis and treatment.


Magnetization Transfer Gradient Magnetic Field Larmor Frequency Gradient Coil Precession Frequency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Duke University Medical Center, Brain Imaging and Analysis CenterDurhamUSA

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