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Theory of NMR Imaging

  • E. R. Andrew
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 107)

Abstract

In conventional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) it is customary to place a small homogeneous specimen, typically less than 1 mℓ, of pure liquid or solid in a very uniform magnetic field, often uniform to a part in 109, and NMR spectra and relaxation times are recorded and interpreted. In contrast with conventional NMR spectroscopy, NMR imaging is concerned with applications to heterogeneous specimens, for example parts of the human body, which are not small, and furthermore they are placed in a deliberately non-uniform magnetic field.

Keywords

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Spin Echo Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Signal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. R. Andrew
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Physics, Radiology and Nuclear Engineering SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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