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Overview

MRI at a Glance provides concise, easily accessible information on MRI physics and is an invaluable revision aid. All topics are included from magnetism to safety, K space to pulse sequences, image contrast to artefacts. The second edition has been fully revised and updated with brand new information on data acquisition and pulse sequences. The book is now in full colour throughout and follows the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format with each topic presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential knowledge.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathleen M. Schmainda, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This book provides a brief, largely comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Purpose: The purpose is to provide core knowledge on MRI theory in an accessible format. This is a very worthy objective in today's fast-paced, information-dense world. For the most part the book does meet this objective. Where it falls short is as a more complete and accurate account of newer MRI methods such as perfusion and diffusion imaging and echo planar imaging.
Audience: The book is written for both students and practitioners who have to use or learn about MRI. It also is worthwhile for experienced MRI personnel who need a quick review on a particular topic or it could be used as a good reference for an introductory MRI course. The author is a credible authority given her experience in teaching and writing about MRI. However, some lack of experience and/or knowledge is evident when discussing newer topics and clinical applications. For example, the technical descriptions of diffusion and BOLD (blood oxygenation level dependent) methods as well as the discussion of stroke and malignancies contain some significant errors.
Features: The strength of this book lies in its a brief, two-page synopsis of much of MRI. Some nice added features include simple clear figures, and a table comparing the names of vendor-specific pulse sequences. This type of table is helpful to MRI personnel at all levels. In large part the chapters stand alone, but at the same time refer to other chapters to provide more detail. The strength of the book, as a brief introductory overview, is also its weakness. Reviews such as this often compromise accuracy for brevity. In some cases, however, the inaccuracies are not due to brevity, but are simply wrong. Even so, I would recommend this book as a good first introduction to MRI.
Assessment: The format and goal of this book is better than most other introductory MRI books in that it remains brief, yet provides coverage of a wide range of the most relevant MRI topics. A follow-up book with better coverage of newer MRI methods, along with corrections of any inaccuracies would be worthwhile. Also, application-specific MRI books like this might be useful, for example, a clinician's handbook for using MRI in the brain, abdomen, heart etc.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405192552
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #17
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,016,069
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Westbrook MSc DCRR PgC (L&T) CTCert FHEA, is a senior lecturer and post-graduate pathway leader at the Faculty of Health & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge where she is responsible for post-graduate courses in MRI, CT, Radiography and Radiotherapy. Cathy is also an independent teaching consultant providing teaching and assessment in MRI and radiographic related subjects to clients all over the world.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements and Dedication.

1. Magnetism and electromagnetism.

2. Atomic structure.

3. Alignment and precession.

4. Resonance and signal generation.

5. Contrast mechanisms.

6. Relaxation mechanisms.

7. T1 recovery.

8. T2 decay.

9. T1 weighting.

10. T2 weighting.

11. Proton density weighting.

12. Pulse sequence mechanisms.

13. Conventional spin echo.

14. Fast or turbo spin echo – how it works.

15. Fast or turbo spin echo – how it’s used.

16. Inversion recovery.

17. Gradient echo – how it works.

18. Gradient echo – how it’s used.

19. The steady state.

20. Coherent gradient echo.

21. Incoherent gradient echo.

22. Steady-state free precession.

23. Balanced gradient echo.

24. Ultrafast sequences.

25. Diffusion and perfusion imaging.

26. Functional imaging techniques.

27. Gradient functions.

28. Slice selection.

29. Phase encoding.

30. Frequency encoding.

31. K space – what is it?

32. K space – how is it filled?

33. K space filling and signal amplitude.

34. K space filling and spatial resolution.

35. Data acquisition and frequency encoding.

36. Data acquisition and phase encoding.

37. Data acquisition and scan time.

38. K space traversal and pulse sequences.

39. Alternative K-space filling techniques.

40. Signal to noise ratio.

41. Contrast to noise ratio.

42. Spatial resolution.

43. Scan time.

44. Trade-offs.

45. Chemical shift.

46. Out-of-phase artefact.

47. Magnetic susceptibility.

48. Phase wrap/aliasing 94.

49. Phase mismapping (motion artefact).

50. Flow phenomena.

51. Time-of-flight MR angiography.

52. Phase contrast MR angiography.

53. Contrast enhanced MR angiography.

54. Contrast media.

55. Magnets.

56. Gradients.

57. Radiofrequency coils.

58. Other hardware.

59. Bioeffects.

60. Projectiles.

61. Screening and safety procedures.

62. Emergencies in the MR environment.

Appendix 1.

Appendix 2.

Glossary.

Index.

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