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A Low-field P-31 NMR Spectrometer to Measure Bone Mineral in the Human Wrist
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Images of the Twenty-First Century. 9-12 Nov 1989
  • Joseph H. Battocletti, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Thomas J. Meyers, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Robert A. Scheidt, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
2 p.
Publication Date
1-1-1989
Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.1989.96013
Abstract
Nuclear magnetic resonance phosphorus spectroscopy (NMRS) is a method of measuring the mineral content of bone as a diagnostic tool for osteoporosis. A description is given of the design and construction of a low-field spectrometer for the human wrist. It uses a small-size permanent magnet of neodymium-iron-boron. The questions of whether a low-field spectrometer is sensitive enough to measure the phosphorus mineral content of bone and to what extent the phosphorus in soft tissue affects the measurement of bone mass are discussed
Comments

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Images of the Twenty-First Century. 9-12 Nov 1989, Vol. 3 (1989): 845-846. DOI.

Robert Scheidt was affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin at the time of publication.

Citation Information
Joseph H. Battocletti, Thomas J. Meyers and Robert A. Scheidt. "A Low-field P-31 NMR Spectrometer to Measure Bone Mineral in the Human Wrist" Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Images of the Twenty-First Century. 9-12 Nov 1989 (1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_scheidt/3/