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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an important diagnostic tool with a wide variety of clinical applications. This article provides a qualitative description of physical principles of MRI fundamental to an appreciation of the capabilities and limitations of this complex technology. The same physical principles are used to explain the appearance of(More)
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Declaration This work has not been previously accepted in substance for any degree and is not being concurrently submitted in candidature for any degree. This thesis is the result of my own investigations, except where otherwise stated. Other sources are acknowledged by footnotes giving explicit references. A bibliography is appended. I hereby give my(More)
An information-theoretic pattern recognition method was used to construct descriptive models of data related to 1,674 radioisotope lung scan referrals for the purpose of assessing lung scan influence on diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism. It was observed that, relative to other clinical information available prior to the scan, the lung scan(More)
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