Libby Brateman

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The boundaries of some organs as seen in clinical magnetic resonance images appear to be asymmetric. This effect is caused by chemical shift differences between the resonant frequencies of the hydrogen nuclei of water and fat. The zeugmatographic technique maps resonant frequencies to unique spatial locations. These differences in resonant frequencies can(More)
Imaging parameters associated with a clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, evaluated with the use of simple and inexpensive phantoms, are described in evaluation of a clinical MRI system. Images, obtained with a Diasonics 0.35-T MRI system using an elliptical whole-body radio frequency coil, are presented which demonstrate geometric distortion,(More)
The radiation dose involved in any medical imaging modality that uses ionizing radiation needs to be well understood by the medical physics and clinical community. This is especially true of screening modalities. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has recently been introduced into the clinic and is being used for screening for breast cancer in the general(More)
The homogeneity of the magnetic field of an Oxford 85/310HR magnet was optimized with the use of passive shims (i.e., pieces of steel) and room-temperature electronic shims. Both the characteristics of the passive shims and the current settings for the room-temperature electronic shims were calculated with the goal of minimizing field inhomogeneities as(More)
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