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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Physical and Biological Principles

This book offers comprehensive, well-illustrated coverage of this specialized subject at a level that does not require an extensive background in math and physics. It presents the fundamentals and principles of conventional MRI, fast imaging techniques, and their applications. Beginning with an overview of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism (Part 1), Parts 2 and 3 present an in-depth explanation of how MRI works. The latest imaging methods are presented in Parts 4 and 5, and the final section (Part 6) covers personnel and patient safety and administration issues. Perfect for student radiographers and practicing technologists preparing to take the MRI advanced certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Book, 512 Pages

Published: April 2003

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09208-1

Contents

  • Part 1 Fundamentals

    1. An Overview of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    2. Electricity and Magnetism

    3. Nuclear Magnetism

    4. Equilibrium-Saturation

    5. Radiofrequency Pulse Sequences

    6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Parameters

    7. How To Measure Relaxation Times

    8. Fourier Transforms in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    9. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


    Part 2 The Imaging System

    10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hardware

    11. Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets

    12. Secondary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets

    13. The Purchase Decision and Site Selection


    Part 3 Image Formation

    14. Digital Imaging

    15. A Walk Through the Spatial Frequency Domain

    16. The Musical Score

    17. Magnetic Resonance Images


    Part 4 Pulse Sequences

    18. Spin Echo Imaging

    19. Chemical Shift and Magnetization Transfer

    20. Gradient Echo Imaging

    21. Faster Imaging Techniques

    22. Echo Planar Imaging


    Part 5 Applications

    23. Magnetic Resonance Angiography

    24. Perfusion Imaging

    25. Diffusion Imaging

    26. Cardiac MR Imaging


    Part 6 Safety

    27. Contrast Agents and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    28. Magnetic Resonance Artifacts

    29. Biologic Effects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    30. Managing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging System


    Appendix A The Bloch Equations
    Appendix B Additional Resources
    Practice Examinations
    Answers to Challenge Questions
    Answers to Practice Examinations
    Glossary

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