US Patent No: 6,483,305

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Magnetic resonance method for reducing residual magnetization and adjusting the amplitude of gradient pulses

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In order to reduce residual magnetization caused by gradient pulses, for a gradient pulse having either a positive or negative polarity, a residual magnetization reducing pulse is applied after applying the gradient pulse, or for two or more successively applied gradient pulses having different polarities, the amplitude of the gradient pulse(s) is adjusted to reduce residual magnetization thereafter.

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GE HEALTHCARE JAPAN CORPORATIONTOKYO70

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Miyamoto, Shoei Tokyo, JP 13 38

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