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Quantum NMR or Medical Imaging (Advanced )

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  1. Sep 13, 2016 #1
    Suppose I want to learn about MRI. Some of the introductory treatments I have seen aimed at engineers or imaging professionals may not assume much more than sophomore level physics competency. I know some advanced QM and statistical physics so I am wondering about the existence or value of a more advanced and thorough treatment of the subject of NMR/MRI, especially if aimed at a physics audience. What books or sources should I use?
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2016 #2

    Charles Link

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    C.P. Slichter's book is quite good for NMR, especially the first 3 or 4 chapters. One thing that Slichter's book doesn't explain is something I read by googling the subject a while back: The NMR in a uniform magnetic field gives no imaging information because the resonant absorption occurs everywhere in the sample at the same r-f frequency. Image/position information is obtained by introducing slight well-controlled gradients in the (static) magnetic field so that the location of the resonant r-f absorption is known. Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield won a Nobel Prize in 2003 for developing the technique that gives imaging information. Hopefully this is somewhat helpful. Slichter's book dates back to about 1978, but it is quite good. Perhaps others can supply some information on more recent textbooks.
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2016 #3

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    @MisterX Please read my input if you haven't already. I think you may find it of interest.
     
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