Echo planar imaging's impact on modern diagnostic MR-imaging: general principles and historic facts

Abstract

Echo-planar imaging (EPI) [1,2] invented in 1976/77 by Sir Peter Mansfield, only 4 years after the conception of magnetic resonance imaging [3,4], has been one of the most important driving forces in the development of modern magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Contrary to widespread belief EPI is more than a pulse sequence to obtain MR-images within a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02594609

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