Date of Award

Summer 1988

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Battocletti, Joseph H.

Second Advisor

Brown, Charles E.

Third Advisor

Charles E. Brown

Abstract

A number of simulations were done on the computer for the author to gain insight into N M R spectroscopy. A detailed N M R study of eight human vertebral bodies was done using the Nicolet NT-1S0 spectrometer. Radiofrequency coils were designed and built to obtain in-vivo quantification of bone mineral in human fingers, palm and wrist. Finally, in-vitro spectra of canine skeletal muscle and canine bone marrow were obtained to study the possible signal interferences present if any, may have on in-vivo bone mineral quantification.

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