Resolution enhancement in MRI of laser polarized 3He by control of diffusion.

Diffusion of atoms or molecules in presence of magnetic field gradients not only attenuates the NMR signal but also leads to distortions close to restricting boundaries. This phenomenon is most evident in imaging with laser polarized (LP) noble gases. Diffusion of gases can be manipulated, however, by admixing inert gases of different molecular weight. In… CONTINUE READING