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Sensors 2010, 10(6), 5724-5757; doi:10.3390/s100605724
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Windows on the Human Body – in Vivo High-Field Magnetic Resonance Research and Applications in Medicine and Psychology

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Received: 3 March 2010; in revised form: 2 April 2010 / Accepted: 17 May 2010 / Published: 8 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Austria)
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Abstract: Analogous to the evolution of biological sensor-systems, the progress in “medical sensor-systems”, i.e., diagnostic procedures, is paradigmatically described. Outstanding highlights of this progress are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS), which enable non-invasive, in vivo acquisition of morphological, functional, and metabolic information from the human body with unsurpassed quality. Recent achievements in high and ultra-high field MR (at 3 and 7 Tesla) are described, and representative research applications in Medicine and Psychology in Austria are discussed. Finally, an overview of current and prospective research in multi-modal imaging, potential clinical applications, as well as current limitations and challenges is given.
Keywords: magnetic resonance; 1H; 23Na; 31P; MRI; fMRI; SWI; MRS; EEG; SCP; multi modal imaging; sensors; magnetic field strength; brain; skeletal muscle; joints; cartilage magnetic resonance; 1H; 23Na; 31P; MRI; fMRI; SWI; MRS; EEG; SCP; multi modal imaging; sensors; magnetic field strength; brain; skeletal muscle; joints; cartilage
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Moser, E.; Meyerspeer, M.; Fischmeister, F.P.S.; Grabner, G.; Bauer, H.; Trattnig, S. Windows on the Human Body – in Vivo High-Field Magnetic Resonance Research and Applications in Medicine and Psychology. Sensors 2010, 10, 5724-5757.

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Moser E, Meyerspeer M, Fischmeister FPS, Grabner G, Bauer H, Trattnig S. Windows on the Human Body – in Vivo High-Field Magnetic Resonance Research and Applications in Medicine and Psychology. Sensors. 2010; 10(6):5724-5757.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Moser, Ewald; Meyerspeer, Martin; Fischmeister, Florian Ph. S.; Grabner, Günther; Bauer, Herbert; Trattnig, Siegfried. 2010. "Windows on the Human Body – in Vivo High-Field Magnetic Resonance Research and Applications in Medicine and Psychology." Sensors 10, no. 6: 5724-5757.



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