MRI on the Cheap and on the Go

September 2006
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;9/5/2006, p8
The article reports that researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy have successfully tested a laser-based MRI technique that would make the technology compact and portable, relatively cheap, and quiet. According to chief researcher and chemist Alexander Pines, the technique is based on optical atomic magnetometry. It provides a viable alternative for MRI detection with enhanced sensitivity and time resolution.


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