Wonders of MRI

Wonders of MRI - By Fritz Theodore Electrical Engineer 232...

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By Fritz Theodore Electrical Engineer 232 Capen Hall Amherst, NY 14206
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b History of MRI b How MRI works b Pictures of MRI
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b Nikola Telsa was the scientist who discovered Rotating Magnetic Field in Budapest, Hungary in 1882. b All MRI machines are calibrated in Telsa units which was proclaimed in 1956 in Munich, Germany. b Magnetic fields are measured in Telsa or Gauss units where 1 Telsa = 10,000 Gauss
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b Professor Isidor I. Rabi from Columbia University, New York City, observed the quantum phenomenon formally known as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance or NMR in 1937 b He observed that the atomic nuclei illustrate themselves by emitting or absorbing radio waves when in the presence of a strong magnetic field (1-1.5 Telsa)
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b Raymond Damadian from the Brooklyn’s Downstate Medical Center discovered that hydrogen signal in cancerous tissues differ from tissues of a healthy person because tumors contain more water b The first NMR image was created by Paul Lauterbur in 1973, a chemist and NMR pioneer from the State
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course EE 580 taught by Professor Dr.natalialitchinister during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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