The SIMRI project: a versatile and interactive MRI simulator.

  title={The SIMRI project: a versatile and interactive MRI simulator.},
  author={Hugues Benoit-Cattin and Guylaine Collewet and Boubakeur Belaroussi and Herv{\'e} Saint-Jalmes and Christophe Odet},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance},
  volume={173 1},

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