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Philipp Lang, Michael Wendland, Maythem Saeed, Alexander Gindele: Magnetic resonance imaging technique for tissue characterization. The Regents of the University of California, Medlen & Carroll, September 30, 1997: US05671741 (156 worldwide citation)

An in vivo diagnostic method for differentiating normal from diseased tissue is described, using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Differences in molecular diffusion between viable and necrotic tissue, and normal and diseased tissue, are measured using diffusion-weighted MRI techn ...


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Mcdowell Andrew F: System and method for detecting labeled entities using microcoil magnetic mri. Abqmr, Mcdowell Andrew F, HARPER David S, October 2, 2008: WO/2008/119054 (60 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides microcoil-based detectors for detection of an analyte in a fluid, and methods for their use. In particular, the detectors contain a permanent magnet (206) and a gradient magnetic field generator.


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Michael Dalton: Method and apparatus for rapidly evaluating digital data processing parameters. Voxel, Snell & Wilner L, September 26, 2000: US06123733 (52 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus provides for simulating digital holographic data on a desktop computer. In one aspect, an approximation of substantially accurate pixel intensities is achieved by collapsing three-dimensional data onto a two-dimensional view, without the need for constructing complex summations ...


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Tsougarakis Konstantinos, Steines Daniel, Timsari Bijan: Fusion of multiple imaging planes for isotropic imaging in mri and quantitative image analysis using isotropic or near-isotropic imaging. Conformis, Tsougarakis Konstantinos, Steines Daniel, Timsari Bijan, SMOLENSKI Alexander J, June 17, 2004: WO/2004/051301 (43 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention there is provided methods for generating an isotropic or near-isotropic three-dimensional images from two-dimensional images. In accordance with the present invention the method includes, obtaining a first image of a body part in a first plane, wherein the fi ...


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Okamoto Kazuya C O Intellectua, Satoh Kozo C O Intellectual Pr: Magnetic resonance imaging system.. Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, February 13, 1991: EP0412824-A2 (32 worldwide citation)

A magnetic resonance imaging system includes a magnetic field applying section (101-104, 107-109) for applying a static field, gradient field pulses, and an RF field to an object to be examined, a signal detecting section (109, 110, 111), including a homogeneous coil (109) and a plurality of surface ...


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Mitsue Miyazaki: MR imaging utilizing ECG gating technique. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, November 7, 2000: US06144201 (28 worldwide citation)

In order to perform an ECG-gating imaging MR scan with an exact ECG-gating time predetermined, in an MRI system and MR imaging method, an ECG signal of a patient is acquired. A preparing MR scan with a region containing an object to be imaged of the patient starts at each of a plurality of time inst ...


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Robert T Constable, Ross M Henkelman: Removal of truncation artifacts in NMR imaging. General Electric Company, Quarles & Brady, March 19, 1991: US05001429 (20 worldwide citation)

Truncation artifacts in NMR images are reduced by splicing to the truncated data extrapolated high frequency data derived from the truncated image. The truncated data is Fourier transformed into image space and processed with an edge enhancing filter. The retransformed, filtered data yields edge der ...


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Tuithof Hans Hermanus, Vaals Johannes J Van, Dixon William Thomas: Magnetic resonance imaging method.. Koninkl Philips Electronics, May 26, 1993: EP0543468-A1 (19 worldwide citation)

A magnetic resonance imaging method is proposed for the following of a dynamic process in a body (5), such as perfusion in the brain by means of a contrast agent such as Gd-DTPA, or the effects of a physical stimulus. The dynamic process is followed by way of a multiple-slice MR measurement through, ...