My research paper is going to explain the uses of the Fourier transform and its relation to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as well as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). MRI is based on the physics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance or NMR, a property of atomic nuclei that was discovered in the 1940's and has a long history of use in chemical analyses. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used for over 15 years to generate exquisite images of the soft tissue anatomy of the human body. MRI equipment detect regional changes cerebral metabolism or in blood flow, volume or oxygenation in response to task activation. Only recently has MRI been employed to image the functioning human brain in a completely non-invasive fashion contrast. First, we must understand MRI techniques, which requires a basic understanding of the Fourier transform. The Fourier transform is a fundamental tool in the decomposition of a complicated signal, allowing us to clearly see the frequency and amplitude components
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ELET 3410 taught by Professor Hayes during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.