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Title: Method of performing MRI with an atomic magnetometer

Abstract

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.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1080440
Patent Number(s):
8305078
Application Number:
12/577,010
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Savukov, Igor Mykhaylovich, Matlashov, Andrei Nikolaevich, Espy, Michelle A., Volegov, Petr Lvovich, Kraus, Jr., Robert Henry, and Zotev, Vadim Sergeyevich. Method of performing MRI with an atomic magnetometer. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Savukov, Igor Mykhaylovich, Matlashov, Andrei Nikolaevich, Espy, Michelle A., Volegov, Petr Lvovich, Kraus, Jr., Robert Henry, & Zotev, Vadim Sergeyevich. Method of performing MRI with an atomic magnetometer. United States.
Savukov, Igor Mykhaylovich, Matlashov, Andrei Nikolaevich, Espy, Michelle A., Volegov, Petr Lvovich, Kraus, Jr., Robert Henry, and Zotev, Vadim Sergeyevich. Tue . "Method of performing MRI with an atomic magnetometer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1080440.
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