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Method for high resolution magnetic resonance analysis using magic angle technique

United States Patent

December 30, 2003
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A method of performing a magnetic resonance analysis of a biological object that includes placing the object in a main magnetic field (that has a static field direction) and in a radio frequency field; rotating the object at a frequency of less than about 100 Hz around an axis positioned at an angle of about' relative to the main magnetic static field direction; pulsing the radio frequency to provide a sequence that includes a phase-corrected magic angle turning pulse segment; and collecting data generated by the pulsed radio frequency. The object may be reoriented about the magic angle axis between three predetermined positions that are related to each other by The main magnetic field may be rotated mechanically or electronically. Methods for magnetic resonance imaging of the object are also described.
Wind; Robert A. (West Richland, WA), Hu; Jian Zhi (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 094,455
March 7, 2002
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.