Asian Journal of Sports Medicine

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A Pilot Trial on Kinematic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using a Superconducting, Horizontally Opened, 1.2 T Magnetic Resonance System

Daisuke Shimao 1 , 2 , * , Yoshikazu Shimada 1 , Jiro Kobayashi 1 , Kazuyuki Kato 3 , Tatsuya Misawa 1 , Haruyasu Kato 1 , 4 and Michiko Dohi 1 , 5
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1 Japan Football Association (JFA) Medical Center Hospital, Fukushima, Japan
2 Department of Radiological Sciences, Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Ibaraki, Japan
3 Department of Clinical Application, Hitachi Medical Corporation, Chiba, Japan
4 Department of Sport and Wellness, Rikkyo University, Saitama, Japan
5 Department of Sports Medicine, Japan Institute of Sports Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
Article information
  • Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: December 01, 2011, 2 (4); e34740
  • Published Online: December 1, 2011
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 21, 2011
  • Accepted: September 16, 2011
  • DOI: 10.5812/asjsm.34740

To Cite: Shimao D, Shimada Y, Kobayashi J, Kato K, Misawa T, et al. A Pilot Trial on Kinematic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using a Superconducting, Horizontally Opened, 1.2 T Magnetic Resonance System, Asian J Sports Med. 2011 ; 2(4):e34740. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34740.

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