Basic of cardiac magnetic resonance and normal views

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 215)


Magnetic resonance (MR) is a physical phenomenon which is produced in the nucleus of some atoms basically consisting of the emission of a radiofrequency (RF) signal generated by the nucleus itself after having been stimulated by RF pulses in the presence of a strong external magnetic field. The computerized analysis of the emitted RF signal may be used both for the study of the chemical composition of tissues, a technique known as MR spectroscopy, and to obtain anatomical images, this constituting the clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods.


Left Ventricle External Magnetic Field Main Pulmonary Artery Phase Coherence Innominate Vein 
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