Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Basics

1st Edition

Christakis Constantinides

CRC Press
Published March 12, 2014
Reference - 235 Pages - 105 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482217315 - CAT# K22099

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Features

  • Provides a solid introduction to the fundamentals of MRI technology
  • Presents content based on classes taught at The Johns Hopkins University
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of physical principles
  • Examines Fourier transformations, pulse sequences, and instrumentation
  • Explores the hardware and electronics of an MRI scanner
  • Discusses NMR spectroscopy and spectral acquisition and imaging techniques
  • Supplies worked examples and problem sets to explain concepts

Summary

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a rapidly developing field in basic applied science and clinical practice. Research efforts in this area have already been recognized with five Nobel prizes awarded to seven Nobel laureates in the past 70 years. Based on courses taught at The Johns Hopkins University, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Basics provides a solid introduction to this powerful technology.

The book begins with a general description of the phenomenon of magnetic resonance and a brief summary of Fourier transformations in two dimensions. It examines the fundamental principles of physics for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signal formation and image construction and provides a detailed explanation of the mathematical formulation of MRI. Numerous image quantitative indices are discussed, including (among others) signal, noise, signal-to-noise, contrast, and resolution.

The second part of the book examines the hardware and electronics of an MRI scanner and the typical measurements and simulations of magnetic fields. It introduces NMR spectroscopy and spectral acquisition and imaging techniques employing various pulse sequences. The final section explores the advanced imaging technique of parallel imaging.

Structured so that each chapter builds on the knowledge gained in the previous one, the book is enriched by numerous worked examples and problem sets with selected solutions, giving readers a firm grasp of the foundations of MRI technology.

 

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