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MRI pulse sequences

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to achieve its striking ability to image tissues in various ways by manipulating the various electromagnetic fields it is able to generate. The pattern in these fields are changed is known as a pulse sequence. There are many (hundreds - see MRI pulse sequence abbreviations) of various pulse sequences each changing the appearances of tissue. 

NOTE: This article has been transferred from mritutor.org and was last updated in March 5, 1996. Review and edit pending. 

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