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Method of performing MRI with an atomic magnetometer

United States Patent

November 6, 2012
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A method and apparatus are provided for performing an in-situ magnetic resonance imaging of an object. The method includes the steps of providing an atomic magnetometer, coupling a magnetic field generated by magnetically resonating samples of the object through a flux transformer to the atomic magnetometer and measuring a magnetic resonance of the atomic magnetometer.
Savukov; Igor Mykhaylovich (Los Alamos, NM), Matlashov; Andrei Nikolaevich (Los Alamos, NM), Espy; Michelle A. (Los Alamos, NM), Volegov; Petr Lvovich (Los Alamos, NM), Kraus, Jr.; Robert Henry (Los Alamos, NM), Zotev; Vadim Sergeyevich (Santa Fe, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 577,010
October 9, 2009
The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.