A Low-field P-31 NMR Spectrometer to Measure Bone Mineral in the Human Wrist
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Images of the Twenty-First Century. 9-12 Nov 1989
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Nuclear magnetic resonance phosphorus spectroscopy (NMRS) is a method of measuring the mineral content of bone as a diagnostic tool for osteoporosis. A description is given of the design and construction of a low-field spectrometer for the human wrist. It uses a small-size permanent magnet of neodymium-iron-boron. The questions of whether a low-field spectrometer is sensitive enough to measure the phosphorus mineral content of bone and to what extent the phosphorus in soft tissue affects the measurement of bone mass are discussed
Battocletti, Joseph H.; Meyers, Thomas J.; and Scheidt, Robert A., "A Low-field P-31 NMR Spectrometer to Measure Bone Mineral in the Human Wrist" (1989). Biomedical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 186.