Duke Review of MRI Physics: Case Review Series
All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest developments in the ever-changing field of MRI technology. In particular, the chapter on cardiovascular imaging has been improved and expanded. This booklet, divided into 15 chapters, introduces the physics and function of MRI and presents all the important and clinically relevant aspects in a clearly structured manner. Practical information is emphasized, including the latest trends and developments relevant to clinical MRI.
The opening chapters describe the underlying physical principles of spin and MRI phenomena, relaxation, image contrast, slice selection and spatial encoding, factors affecting signal-to-noise ratio, MRI scanners, and the basic and fast-pulse sequences and fat-suppression techniques commonly used in clinical MRI. Other chapters are dedicated to more advanced techniques such as parallel imaging and cardiovascular MRI.
The book is rounded out by chapters on MRI contrast agents, artifacts, high-field imaging, and bioeffects, as well as safety concerns. The 57 figures are clearly illustrated for easier understanding of MRI physical principles and techniques. There are also 9 tables concisely summarizing image contrast, signal intensities, parameters for signal-to-noise ratio and scanning time, and contrast agents.
- 2nd Edition;
- Welcome to MRIsafety.com!.
- Davidsons foundations of clinical practice.
- Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-Based Medicine Approach.
By the end of this course participants should be able to: understand the physical principles behind nuclear magnetic resonance in depth understand image formation, the k-space concept and appreciate different k-space sampling techniques analyse an MRI pulse sequence using the k-space formalism design a surface and volume RF coil recognize image artifacts perform quality assurance of MRI explain the difference between contrast weigthed images and quantitative images discuss novel MRI research techniques read and understand the scientific literature on MRI.
Siemens Healthcare invites site physicists or physicians who would like to design and implement investigational MR pulse sequences to an IDEA pulse programming course, the week after the MRI physics and engineering course, i. Pulse sequence design and system integration are demonstrated in both lecture and laboratory sessions using computer workstations.
mdvorakphd.com/wp-content It is not a protocol development course. A thorough knowledge of MR physics and sequence design is assumed. The integration of diagnostic MRI scanners with state-of-the-art linear accelerators MR-Linac is transforming image-guided radiotherapy for cancer patients. The exquisite soft tissue contrast afforded by MRI represents a major advance on conventional CT technologies, facilitating adaptive treatment strategies for radiotherapy planning. The ability to image patients daily during treatment without delivering additional radiation dose will provide significantly improved accuracy in treatment adaptation, through optimizing dose delivery to the tumor, whilst reducing irradiation of adjacent organs-at-risk to reduce toxicity.