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BMB 581 (BE 581) - Techniques of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Spring, odd-numbered years

Course Director: Hee Kwon Song & Felix W. Wehrli

Curriculum Summary: Detailed introduction to the physics and engineering of magnetic resonance imaging as applied to medical diagnosis. Covered are magnetism, spatial encoding principles, Fourier analysis, spin relaxation, imaging pulse sequences and pulse design, contrast mechanisms, chemical shift, flow encoding, diffusion and perfusion and a discussion of the most relevant clinical applications.

Textbook:  Although we will not strictly follow a text, the following are recommended:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Physical Principles and Sequence Design by Haacke, et al, Wiley, 1999
Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Z.-P. Liang & P.C. Lauterbur, IEEE Press Series in Biomedical Engineering, IEEE, New York, 2000

Other useful text:  The Basics of MRI by J.P. Hornak