Observation of significant signal voids in images of large biological samples at 11.1 T

Barbara L. Beck, Kelly Jenkins, Jim Caserta, Kyle Padgett, Jeffrey Fitzsimmons, S. J. Blackband

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Proton MRI of large biological samples were obtained on an 11.1 T /40 cm instrument. Images were obtained of a fixed human brain and a large piece of fresh beef. The proton MR images demonstrate severe distortions within these conductive samples, indicative of shortened electrical wavelengths and wave behavior within the sample. These observations have significant implications with respect to the continuing evolution of MR to higher magnetic field strengths on large samples, particularly on humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1103-1107
Number of pages5
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004



  • Excised brain
  • High magnetic fields
  • Image artifacts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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