1st Edition

Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging



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ISBN 9780849326585
Published November 20, 1997 by CRC Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most technically dependent imaging technique in radiology. To perform and interpret MRI studies correctly, an understanding of the basic underlying principles is essential. Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging explains the pulse sequences, imaging options, and coils used to produce MR images, providing a strong foundation for performing and interpreting imaging studies. The text is complemented by more than 100 figures and 25 photomicrographs illustrating the techniques discussed. Radiology residents, MR technologists, and radiologists should not be without Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging-the only single resource that explains all technical aspects of MRI, including recent advances, and presents all imaging options.

Table of Contents

Atoms and Nuclei
Magnetism
Electricity and Magnetism
Gradient Coils, RF Coils, and Energy Deposition
The Behavior of Protons in a Magnetic Field
Relaxation Times and Relaxation Mechanisms
The Imaging Process
Fourier Analysis, Frequency, Phase and Signal Sampling
Signal to Noise Ration
Imaging Options
Reduction of Motion Induced Ghost Artifact
Aliasing (Wraparound Artifact)
Saturation Pulses
Flow Compensation (Gradient Moment Nulling)
Gating
Half Fourier Imaging
Chemical Shift Selective Suppression
Specializing Imaging Sequences
Gradient Echo Sequences
Inversion Recovery Sequences
Fast Spin Echo (FSE) Imaging
Echoplanar Imaging
Multicoils
Vascular MRI
Time of Flight MRA
Phase Contrast MRA
Vascular Projection Images
MR Image Artifacts
Zipper Artifact
Central Point and Central Line Artifact
RF Penetration Artifact
Data Clipping Artifact
Geometric Distortion Artifact
Magnetic Field Perturbation Artifacts
Chemical Shift Artifact
RF Interference Artifact
Truncation (Gibbs) Artifact
Fast Spin Echo Related Artifacts
Index

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"Many books have been written about the basics of MRI. This one has managed to find a happy medium between the cartoonish basic books and mathematically rigorous advanced books. The authors have presented the physics of NMR in a clear fashion, which provides ample background to understand the sequences that are prevalent in today's MRI clinic. The textbook lends itself well to resident training and as a brief review of the essentials of MRI."
-Doody's Weekly E-Mail Bulletin

"…[Its] strength is the breadth of topics covered in good to excellent detail and the fact that many of the topics cannot be found covered in as concise a manner…a useful, midlevel reference book on he basics of MRI…"
-Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging