Real‐time magnetic resonance imaging of laser heat deposition in tissue

Alan R. Bleier, Ferenc A. Jolesz, Mark S. Cohen, Robert M. Weisskoff, Julianne J. Dalcanton, Nobuya Higuchi, David A. Feinberg, Bruce R. Rosen, Robert C. McKinstry, Stephen G. Hushek

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We applied diffusion‐sensitive echo planar (Instascan) imaging to study thermal changes caused by a Nd:YAG laser. Images of phantom materials and normal rabbit brain tissue in vivo, acquired in 150 ms, every 2 s, clearly showed the dynamics of temperature‐related signal intensity changes in the regions irradiated by the laser. © 1991 Academic Press, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-137
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic resonance in medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1991


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