Medical imaging: MRI rides the wave

  title={Medical imaging: MRI rides the wave},
  author={Paul Glover and Richard Bowtell},
An innovative approach for exciting and detecting signals in magnetic resonance imaging not only improves image quality but also enables radical changes in scanner design by freeing up space around the patient. 

Breakthrough in MRI Technology

As magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnets have become larger, the images they produce have improved. The first MRI machines had magnets that were 0.5

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Partially orthogonal resonators for magnetic resonance imaging

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Transmit SENSE

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