Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Center for Magnetic Resonance & Optical Imaging

Summer Training Program


Neil Wilson, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher (CMROI) and Mounika Aavula, undergraduate student from the University of California, Merced, scanning a subject in the 7T whole body MRI scanner.

Left to right:  Arsha Venkat, Ashwini Vatsamanu, Srisha Bolledula, Rishika Reddy, Lavanya Aluri, Tera Kenzie, Joseph John, Harsith Reddy, and Neha Pareddy.

Arsha using Matlab to analyze data.


Summer Training 2017

Date

Instructor

                                                    Topic

Resources - Text

Resources - Paper

7/6/17  

Catherine

“How protons move in a magnetic field” – NMR phenomena in nuclei, larmor eqn, Boltzman distr., precession

Haacke CH 1&2, MRI Basics CH 2 

Bloch, Purcell first papers

7/11/17

Puneet

“What happens when an RF pulse is applied” – RF pulse (B1) & resonance, flip angle, relaxation, rotating ref. frame

Haacke CH 3&4, MRI Basics CH 3&4

 

7/13/17

Dushyant

“Detection & Acquisition” – coils, fid’s, TR, TE, tissue contrast

Haacke CH 7&8, MRI Basics CH 5&6

 

7/18/17

Neil

“Practical scan-time considerations” – SNR, contrast, resolution, noise, FOV

Haacke CH 15, MRI Basics CH 15&17

 

7/20/17

Kevin

“From signal to image” – Fourier transform, kspace, image reconstruction

Haacke CH 9,10, MRI Basics CH 9,10,11,&16

 

7/25/17

Ravi Prakash

“Basic Pulse sequences” – SE, GRE, IR

Haacke CH 8&9, MRI Basics CH 7&8

 

7/27/17

Ravi Prakash

“Spectroscopy” – STEAM, PRESS, water suppression techniques, gating

Handbook of MRI pulse sequences