—Portable MRI “Optical magnetometer detects magnetic resonance image of flowing water” A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method developed at the University of California, Berkeley, requires neither high-field magnets nor cryogenics. Such a method could be used to develop portable, compact, and inexpensive imaging devices for nonclinical applications. The technique "is the latest in a growing field of alternative measurement techniques for magnetic resonance that aim to make low-field magnetic resonance a viable alternative to conventional high-field approaches," says Andrew G. Webb, director of the Huck Institute Magnetic Resonance Centre at Pennsylvania State University.
by Celia Henry Arnaud |
August 07, 2006