Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical and Biological Principles / Edition 3

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Overview

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical and Biological Principles, 4th Edition offers comprehensive, well-illustrated coverage on this specialized subject at a level that does not require an extensive background in math and physics. It covers the fundamentals and principles of conventional MRI along with the latest 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. This book is perfect for student radiographers and practicing technologists preparing to take the MRI advanced certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).


• Challenge questions
at the end of each chapter help you assess your comprehension.
Chapter outlines and objectives assist you in following the hierarchy of material in the text.
Penguin boxes highlight key points in the book to help you retain the most important information and concepts in the text.


• NEW! Two MRI practice exams
that mirror the test items in each ARRT category have been added to the end of the text to help you replicate the ARRT exam experience.
NEW! Chapter on Partially Parallel Magnetic Resonance Imaging increases the comprehensiveness of the text.
NEW! Updated key terms have been added to each chapter with an updated glossary defining each term.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

William R. Hendee
This is the second edition of an introductory text onthe fundamentals of MRI. It emphasizes the physical and biologicalprinciples of MRI but includes almost 100 pages devoted to MRI anatomy.The book is an extensive revision of the first edition published in1988. The author states that his objective is to present an overviewof the principles of conventional MRI and to help readers develop anunderstanding of the fast imaging techniques currently available. Hesees the volume as part of his continued efforts to make medicalimaging understandable and medical physics fun. Certainly, these areworthy objectives, and in general they are satisfied in this text. Theauthor, Dr. Bushong, is a very experienced writer who presents complextopics in ways they can be understood, and who uses illustrations andanecdotes to make reading his explanations fun. The author statesthat his primary audiences are students, technologists, and physicians.This book addresses the needs of the first two groups very well,assuming that students means student technologists. Dr. Bushong is wellestablished as a teacher and writer for these groups, and probably isbetter at it than any other physicist. I suspect that few physicianswill find the book very helpful. The information is presented at aconceptual level appropriate for technologists but not for physicianswho must understand the intricacies of the technology and itsapplications more thoroughly. The layout of this book is terrific.The illustrations are numerous and entertaining, and tables and linedrawings are well thought out and clear. Except for one chapter, thereare no references and no list for greater in-depth study is provided.This is a weakness of the bookthat should be remedied in futureeditions. An excellent glossary is provided, and the index is thoroughand handy to use. In my opinion this is the definitive introductorybook on the physics and biology of MRI for student and practicingtechnologists. The book will be less useful for persons such asphysicians and physicists needing a more quantitative knowledge of MRI. The author is a very experienced teacher and writer who has a gift forpresenting complex concepts in a simple and clear manner. One mightrecommend this book to an additional audience not identified by theauthor, namely persons who are contemplating writing a text andwondering how they can make their effort both informative andentertaining. For those persons, Dr. Bushong is recommended as a rolemodel.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: William R. Hendee, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This is the second edition of an introductory text on the fundamentals of MRI. It emphasizes the physical and biological principles of MRI but includes almost 100 pages devoted to MRI anatomy. The book is an extensive revision of the first edition published in 1988.
Purpose: The author states that his objective is to present an overview of the principles of conventional MRI and to help readers develop an understanding of the fast imaging techniques currently available. He sees the volume as part of his continued "efforts to make medical imaging understandable and medical physics fun." Certainly, these are worthy objectives, and in general they are satisfied in this text. The author, Dr. Bushong, is a very experienced writer who presents complex topics in ways they can be understood, and who uses illustrations and anecdotes to make reading his explanations fun.
Audience: The author states that his primary audiences are students, technologists, and physicians. This book addresses the needs of the first two groups very well, assuming that students means student technologists. Dr. Bushong is well established as a teacher and writer for these groups, and probably is better at it than any other physicist. I suspect that few physicians will find the book very helpful. The information is presented at a conceptual level appropriate for technologists but not for physicians who must understand the intricacies of the technology and its applications more thoroughly.
Features: The layout of this book is terrific. The illustrations are numerous and entertaining, and tables and line drawings are well thought out and clear. Except for one chapter, there are no references and no list for greater in-depth study is provided. This is a weakness of the book that should be remedied in future editions. An excellent glossary is provided, and the index is thorough and handy to use.
Assessment: In my opinion this is the definitive introductory book on the physics and biology of MRI for student and practicing technologists. The book will be less useful for persons such as physicians and physicists needing a more quantitative knowledge of MRI. The author is a very experienced teacher and writer who has a gift for presenting complex concepts in a simple and clear manner. One might recommend this book to an additional audience not identified by the author, namely persons who are contemplating writing a text and wondering how they can make their effort both informative and entertaining. For those persons, Dr. Bushong is recommended as a role model.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323014854
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,145,898
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Fundamentals 1
1 An Overview of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
2 Electricity and Magnetism 18
3 Nuclear Magnetism 41
4 Equilibrium-Saturation 51
5 Radiofrequency Pulse Sequences 59
6 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Parameters 64
7 How to Measure Relaxation Times 73
8 Fourier Transforms in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 83
9 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 97
Pt. II The Imaging System 111
10 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hardware 113
11 Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets 123
12 Secondary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets 139
13 The Purchase Decision and Site Selection 156
Pt. III Image Formation 171
14 Digital Imaging 173
15 A Walk Through the Spatial Frequency Domain 192
16 The Musical Score 205
17 Magnetic Resonance Images 225
Pt. IV Pulse Sequences 255
18 Spin Echo Imaging 257
19 Chemical Shift and Magnetization Transfer 278
20 Gradient Echo Imaging 287
21 Faster Imaging Techniques 303
22 Echo Planer Imaging 311
Pt. V Applications 317
23 Magnetic Resonance Angiography 319
24 Perfusion Imaging 333
25 Diffusion Imaging 342
26 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging 348
Pt. VI Safety 363
27 Contrast Agents and Magnetic Resonance Imaging 365
28 Magnetic Resonance Artifacts 374
29 Biological Effects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 393
30 Managing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging System 410
App. A The Bloch Equations 430
App. B Additional Resources 434
Practice Examinations 437
Answers to Challenge Questions 463
Answers to Practice Examinations 477
Glossary of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Terms 480
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