Blood Flow Rates by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements

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Science  11 Dec 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3389, pp. 1652-1653
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3389.1652


Blood flow rates may be determined by nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation time measurements. A set of experiments carried out on the flow of blood in mice tails has demonstrated the feasibility of the scheme. Two simple measurement methods are described, and the pertinent equations are given. In addition, some procedures for using nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance for tracing the flow of specific materials in the body are outlined.