Date of Award

Spring 1980

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Biomedical Engineering


Beginning in 1972, various researchers have been forming images by nuclear magnetic resonance. The intent of this essay is to summarize the reports of others, and to briefly review the physics of nuclear magnetic resonance. Chapter 2 reviews the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance. Chapter 3 lists a few of the characteristics of living tissue detectable by NMR techniques, while Chapter 4 presents some of the uses of NMR starts in Chapter 5 with an explanation of the four different NMR imaging techniques. Chapter 6 describes the equipment necessary to actually implement the imaging process. Chapter 7 makes a comparison of the different NMR imaging techniques by presenting images and results reported in the literature, while Chapter 8 states some of the limitations and possible hazards of the NMR imaging process.