In vivo Quantitative characterization of trabecular bone by NMR

John C. Ford, Felix W. Wehrli

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In trabecular bone the NMR linewidth is found to be governed by the magnetic field inhomogeneity arising from the difference in magnetic permeability between bone and marrow. T21 was measured in vivo in the distal femur by interferometry and localized spectroscopy. Both methods showed T21 to be inversely related to trabecular plate density. © 1991 Academic Press, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-551
Number of pages9
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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