Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Historical Introduction

  • A. L. Luiten


The discovery and development of magnetic resonance imaging is one of the most spectacular and successful events in the history of medical imaging. However, there is a time gap of almost thirty years between the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance simultaneously and independently by Bloch [1] and by Purcell [2] in 1946 and the first imaging experiments in the 1970s by Lauterbur and by Damadian.


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