Magnetic resonance microscopy


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© 2013 by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Visualization of internal structures of opaque biologic objects is essential in many biomedical studies. Limited by the penetration depth of the probing sources (photons and electrons) and the lack of endogenous contrast, conventional forms of microscopy such as optical microscopy and electron microscopy require tissues to be sectioned into thin slices and stained with organic chemicals or heavy-metal compounds prior to examination. These invasive and destructive procedures, as well as the harmful radiation in the case of electron microscopy, make it difficult to obtain three-dimensional information and virtually impossible to study biologic tissues in vivo.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhou, X; Johnson, GA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2012

Book Title

  • Medical Imaging: Principles and Practices

Start / End Page

  • 5-42-6-14 -

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781439871027

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1201/b12939

Citation Source

  • Scopus