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Magnetic resonance imaging

Genaral information on “MRI”

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), formerly known as magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), is an increasingly successful method for examining tissue and material structures, sizes and compositions, mainly in medicine but also in other fields such as archaeology or materials science.
MRI is based on harmless natural processes at the atomic level such as the modification of proton spin by magnetic fields or radio frequency pulses.
The signals generated can be registered and evaluated by computer-assisted image processing systems. Because of the mode of operation of an MRI system, an element with an odd number of protons must be selected. MRI systems are calibrated specifically for the element to be detected.

As a result of the concentration of hydrogen in living tissue, examinations of human tissue based on hydrogen protons have proved to be especially effective.

In simplified terms, the formula for the examination of a patient could be expressed as follows:

Patient in magnetic field

+ Radio frequency pulses acting on patient (transmitter)

+ Computer-assisted signal detection and processing (receiver)

= 2D images of human tissue suitable for evaluation

Bestseller Nr. 1
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design
  • Robert W. Brown, Y.-C. Norman Cheng, E. Mark Haacke, Michael R. Thompson, Ramesh Venkatesan
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Auflage Nr. 2. (20.06.2014)
  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 976 Seiten
Bestseller Nr. 2
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine
  • Scott W. Atlas
  • Lippincott Williams&Wilki
  • Auflage Nr. 5th edition (23.09.2016)
  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 1691 Seiten
Bestseller Nr. 3
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Scott A. Huettel, Allen W. Song, Gregory McCarthy
  • Sinauer
  • Auflage Nr. 3rd ed. 2014 (16.09.2014)
  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 515 Seiten
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical and Biological Principles
  • Stewart C. Bushong
  • C V Mosby Co
  • Auflage Nr. Third and Revis. (01.04.2003)
  • Taschenbuch: 512 Seiten
Bestseller Nr. 5
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Contemporary Cardiology)
  • Springer
  • Auflage Nr. 2nd ed. 2019 (24.12.2018)
  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 420 Seiten

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