Fundamentals of MRI: An Interactive Learning Approach

Elizabeth Berry & Andrew Bulpitt

ISBN: 9781584889014

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The textbook, with included CD, was published by Taylor and Francis in late 2008

Fundamentals of MRI: An Interactive Learning Approach has been written to help readers to gain confidence in the basic concepts that underpin the medical imaging technique of MRI. The book and CD include more learning material than is usual; there are questions integrated throughout the text and interactive exercises that make use of specially written computer programs. Answers to all the activities are included, so the materials are suitable for those undertaking self-directed study as well as those undertaking academic study in medical imaging and related fields in a more formal learning environment, with or without a clinical component.

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Table of Contents

The Fundamentals of MRI
An Interactive Learning Approach
Using the Programs from Windows Operating Systems
Non-Windows Operating Systems
Structure of the Book
Mathematics, Physics, and Imaging for MRI
Learning Outcomes
Mathematics for MRI
Physics for MRI
Imaging for MRI
Clinical Imaging Terms for MRI
Basic Physical Principles
Learning Outcomes
Spins and the Net Magnetization Vector
The Larmor Equation
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Longitudinal and Transverse Magnetization
Rotating Frame of Reference
Relaxation Mechanisms
Learning Outcomes
T1 and T2 Relaxation
Effect of Magnetic Field Strength on Relaxation Mechanisms
Saturation Recovery Graphs and Tissue Contrast
Contrast Agents
Slice Selection
Learning Outcomes
Gradient Fields
Gradient Fields for Slice Selection
RF Pulse for Slice Selection: Center Frequency and Transmitted Bandwidth
The Slice Selection Program
Acquiring Several Slices
Additional Self-Assessment Questions
Frequency Encoding
Learning Outcomes
Principles of Frequency Encoding
Gradient Fields for Frequency Encoding
The Frequency Encoding Demonstrator
Effect of Gradient Strength and Receiver Bandwidth on Field of View (FOV)
Additional Self-Assessment Questions
Phase Encoding
Learning Outcomes
Principles of Phase Encoding
Gradient Fields for Phase Encoding
The Phase Encoding Demonstrator
The Effect of Gradient Strength and Duration on Phase Shift
Repeated Phase Encoding Steps
The Data Matrix
Additional Self-Assessment Questions
The Spin-Echo Imaging Sequence
Learning Outcomes
The Concept of the Spin-Echo Sequence
Demonstration of the Principles of the Spin-Echo Sequence
TR and TE
Timing Diagram
Additional Self-Assessment Questions
Scan Parameters for the Spin-Echo Imaging Sequence
Learning Outcomes
Image Gray-Scale Characteristics
Image Spatial Characteristics
Image Noise Characteristics
Scan Time
The Spin-Echo Image Simulator
System Performance Assessment
Further Imaging Sequences
Learning Outcomes
Inversion Recovery Sequence
The Inversion Recovery Image Simulator
The Gradient-Echo Sequence
Flow Phenomena
Flow Phenomena Demonstrator: Spin-Echo Imaging Sequence
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
Multiple-Choice Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions
Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions