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The main application of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) phenomenon is indisputably magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This technique has been widely used for more than 15 years in the medical environment as a diagnosis tool. It allows the formation of contrasted anatomic images from the NMR signal of the protons of human bodies. The contrast is imposed by the protons' density of the tissues, by the longitudinal (T1) and transverse (T2) relaxation time, and by the acquisition parameter of the image.

Inspec keywords: nuclear spin-lattice relaxation; biological tissues; biomedical MRI; spin-spin relaxation

Other keywords: magnetic resonance imaging; human bodies; transverse relaxation time; tissues; nuclear magnetic resonance; longitudinal relaxation time

Subjects: Medical magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy

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