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Medical Imaging Advance Relies on Microscopic Detector
May 15, 2007
Researchers have developed a radically different approach to the medical imaging technique known as nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, or NMR. Using a microscopic detector, researchers have drastically decreased the amount of protein needed to image structures, a development that could lead to tabletop NMR devices that could reach nearly every research laboratory and medical office--a vast improvement over today's vehicle-sized million-dollar machines.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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