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MRI from Picture to Proton presents the basics of MR practice and theory in a unique way: backwards! The subject is approached just as a new MR practitioner would encounter MRI: starting from the images, equipment and scanning protocols, rather than pages of physics theory. The reader is brought face-to-face with issues pertinent to practice immediately, filling in the theoretical background as their experience of scanning grows. Key ideas are introduced in an intuitive manner which is faithful to the underlying ...
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Overview

MRI from Picture to Proton presents the basics of MR practice and theory in a unique way: backwards! The subject is approached just as a new MR practitioner would encounter MRI: starting from the images, equipment and scanning protocols, rather than pages of physics theory. The reader is brought face-to-face with issues pertinent to practice immediately, filling in the theoretical background as their experience of scanning grows. Key ideas are introduced in an intuitive manner which is faithful to the underlying physics but avoids the need for difficult or distracting mathematics. Additional explanations for the more technically inquisitive are given in optional secondary text boxes. The new edition is fully up-dated to reflect the most recent advances, and includes a new chapter on parallel imaging. Informal in style and informed in content, written by recognized effective communicators of MR, this is an essential text for the student of MR.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jerome Paul Jones, Ph.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book describes the physics of MRI by first describing a clinical MRI facility and the MRI machines. From there, the book explains the physics of how MRI machines work in both overview and detail. Current applications and how they are addressed are discussed. This book follows up the first edition of 2003, but stands fine on its own.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the basics of MR practice and theory as the practitioner first encounters them. This book is necessary because of the rapid development of MRI. I have not seen such a wide range of topics so well discussed before. The book meets the author's objectives for medical physicists and physics/engineering students. Other MR professionals and students will use the book less, but will find the material helpful.
Audience: According to the authors (who are very credible authorities), the book is directed at MR practitioners, including clinicians, technologists, and scientists. It is beautifully targeted at physicists who want to practice MR and teach MR physics. It may overpower the others to some degree, but they will find it helpful in understanding the images they see and the machines they use.
Features: This book covers the physics of clinical MRI/MRS as it is currently practiced. It is very thorough. Mathematics and advanced topics are discussed in blue boxes and in appendixes, which do not have to be read to appreciate each chapter. The figures are helpful and creative, and the discussion of parallel imaging is best explanation I have seen. The index is extensive and relevant. The book does not seem to favor any particular MR manufacturer, and the discussions seem to be correct. Many MRI terms do not have universal abbreviations, and the authors carefully define the ones they use, which I appreciate, but I did not like them using GE for gradient echo (in the U.S., GRE is used for this) due to its commercial interpretation. Shortcomings include some typos, the placement of figures and their text discussions several pages apart, and the lack of mention of toxicity of Gd contrast agents. The top part of figure 7-10 did not reproduce well, and this is a key illustration. The color images are collected between chapters 15 and 16, and while interesting, are many pages from their related descriptive text.
Assessment: At last, a book that sensibly explains the new MR techniques of the past few years. Physicists/engineers will gain the most from the book, and can use it in both their research and teaching. I am not aware of any text or CME course that covers this much current MR material in this much detail. MR is changing so fast that textbooks rapidly fall out of date — both clinical and physics texts. Only new developments since 2005 are not included in this book, and for now at least, it is still current. Although I am not familiar with this book or the authors, I can say that I found this book well worthwhile, and believe that many others will as well.
From the Publisher
'Finally there is a book that deals with all aspects of MR practice and theory in a format that will encourage those who are new to this area that they are not out of their depth. All in all I feel this is one of the best written and comprehensive MR texts available for those new to MRI as well as those with years of MR experience under their belts. Authors who are clearly passionate about MR have written this book and they wish to share this passion with the rest of us … the result is a book that I see being an essential piece of reference material to all MR practitioners.' The British Journal of Radiology

'We can find here replies to questions asked often by staff of MRI devices and by physician-referred patients to MR examinations. I am sure that especially radiologists - teachers and other experts lecturing in radiology will be enthusiastic about this outstanding book.' Physician and Technology

'… this is a well-written book with a casual syle that includes many excellent graphics and would be a useful addition to any MRI library.' Review in Health Physics

'This is an excellent and practical book. I thoroughly recommend it.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'At last, a book that sensibly explains the new MR techniques of the past few years. … I can say that I found this book well worthwhile, and believe many others will as well.' Doodies

'… I felt that this single volume book was very easy to read and gave the necessary information required to have a fairly firm grasp of MRI 'from theory to practice'.' Clinical Radiology


3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139637428
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Donald McRobbie is Head of Radiological & MR Physics and Senior Lecturer in the Radiological Sciences Unit at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

Elizabeth Moore is Principal MR Physicist in the Lysholm Radiological Department of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, in London.

Martin Graves is Principal Clinical Scientist in MRI at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and his research interests are in cardiovascular and abdominal MR imaging.

Martin Prince is Chief of MRI at New York Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also Associate Editor of Radiology for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 MR: What's the attraction? 1
Pt. A The basic stuff
2 Early daze: your first week in MR 9
3 Seeing is believing: introduction to image contrast 27
4 The devil's in the detail: pixels, matrices and slices 46
5 What you set is what you get: basic image optimization 63
6 Improving your image: how to avoid artefacts 77
7 Spaced out: spatial encoding 106
8 Getting in tune: resonance and relaxation 135
9 Let's talk technical: MR equipment 164
10 But is it safe? Bio-effects 189
Pt. B The specialist stuff
11 Ghosts in the machine: quality control 201
12 Acronyms anonymous: a guide to the pulse sequence jungle 218
13 Go with the flow: MR angiography 255
14 A heart to heart discussion: cardiac MRI 278
15 It's not just squiggles: in vivo spectroscopy 300
16 To BOLDly go: new frontiers 317
App.: maths revision 343
Index 348
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