gradient echo

noun

: a signal that is detected in a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer that is analogous to a spin echo but is produced by varying the external magnetic field following application of a single radio-frequency pulse rather than by application of a series of radio-frequency pulses and that can be used to extract more information from a test sample or subject than is possible in conventional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
usually used attributively
gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging of the brain

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“Gradient echo.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gradient%20echo. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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