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Nature 242, 190 - 191 (16 March 1973); doi:10.1038/242190a0

Image Formation by Induced Local Interactions: Examples Employing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

P. C. LAUTERBUR

Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11790

AN image of an object may be defined as a graphical representation of the spatial distribution of one or more of its properties. Image formation usually requires that the object interact with a matter or radiation field characterized by a wavelength comparable to or smaller than the smallest features to be distinguished, so that the region of interaction may be restricted and a resolved image generated.

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