Head and body imaging by hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance

Paul A. Bottomley, William A. Edelstein, William M. Leue, Howard R. Hart, John F. Schenck, Rowland W. Redington

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A hydrogen (1H) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging study of the normal head, thorax, and limbs is reported. The images are 10 to 15 mm thick transverse slices obtained in 2 to 4 min using a two-dimensional Fourier transform technique. Spatial resolution in the imaging plane is about 2 mm, enabling the optic nerve and many small blood vessels to be observed. Thorax scans show details of the cardiac chambers, aorta wall, and lungs without artefacts arising from physiological motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagnostic imaging
  • NMR imaging
  • Zeugmatography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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