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MRI in Practice
     

MRI in Practice

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by Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth, John Talbot
 

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Since the first edition was published in 1993, MRI in Practice has become the standard text for radiographers, technologists, radiology residents, radiologists and even sales representatives on the subject of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This text is essential reading on undergraduate and postgraduate MRI courses. Furthermore MRI in Practice has

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Since the first edition was published in 1993, MRI in Practice has become the standard text for radiographers, technologists, radiology residents, radiologists and even sales representatives on the subject of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This text is essential reading on undergraduate and postgraduate MRI courses. Furthermore MRI in Practice has come to be known as the number one reference book and study guide in the areas of MR instrumentation, principles, pulse sequences, image acquisition, and imaging parameters for the advanced level examination for MRI offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the USA.

The book explains in clear terms the theory that underpins magnetic resonance so that the capabilities and operation of MRI systems can be fully appreciated and maximised. This fourth edition captures recent advances, and coverage includes: parallel imaging techniques and new sequences such as balanced gradient echo.

Building on the success of the first three editions, the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated. The book now comes with a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/mriinpractice which hosts animated versions of a selection of illustrations in the book that are used on the MRI in Practice Course. These animations and accompanying text are aimed at helping the reader’s comprehension of some of the more difficult concepts. The website also hosts over 200 interactive self-assessment exercises to help the reader test their understanding.

MRI in Practice features:

  • Full color illustrations
  • Logical presentation of the theory and applications of MRI
  • A new page design
  • A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/mriinpractice featuring interactive multiple choice questions, short answer questions PLUS animations of more complex concepts from the book

For more information on the MRI in Practice Course and other learning resources by Westbrook and Talbot, please visit www.mrieducation.com

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
Nils Thomas Anderson
This book serves as an educational reference for those interested in magnetic resonance imaging. It contains information on how and why MRI works. The previous edition was published in 1993. The goal of this edition is to provide healthcare practitioners with updated information about how the physics of magnetic resonance are used to acquire diagnostic images. This increased knowledge will help individuals with certification in this field, thus providing better patient care. In my opinion, the goals of the authors have been met. The introductory level of this book makes it a suitable means for a variety of healthcare personnel to increase their knowledge on this sometimes intimidating subject. Anyone associated with the field of radiology could benefit from the information provided by these credible authors. The illustrations serve their purpose, but seem endless. Color may have broken the tedium of so many diagrams. The references are necessary and current. Resources on this topic at this level are limited, increasing the value of this offering. The greatest asset of this text are its completeness and currency. This information is much needed. The way it is formatted here not only makes it available but palatable. This edition is a vast improvement over the previous one and is easily justified. I will make use of it myself and will recommend it to anyone interested in magnetic resonance.
Booknews
A textbook for a graduate course, written by practicing technicians, and useful as well to professionals in medical specialties other than radiology who want a basic knowledge of magnetic-resonance imaging. Discusses such aspects as image weighting and contrast, flow phenomena, instrumentation, and safety. The second edition includes a chapter on advanced techniques and bolsters the chapter on fundamental concepts; first published in 1993. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Nils Thomas Anderson, RTR (MR)(Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This book serves as an educational reference for those interested in magnetic resonance imaging. It contains information on how and why MRI works. The previous edition was published in 1993.
Purpose: The goal of this edition is to provide healthcare practitioners with updated information about how the physics of magnetic resonance are used to acquire diagnostic images. This increased knowledge will help individuals with certification in this field, thus providing better patient care. In my opinion, the goals of the authors have been met.
Audience: The introductory level of this book makes it a suitable means for a variety of healthcare personnel to increase their knowledge on this sometimes intimidating subject. Anyone associated with the field of radiology could benefit from the information provided by these credible authors.
Features: The illustrations serve their purpose, but seem endless. Color may have broken the tedium of so many diagrams. The references are necessary and current. Resources on this topic at this level are limited, increasing the value of this offering.
Assessment: The greatest asset of this text are its completeness and currency. This information is much needed. The way it is formatted here not only makes it available but palatable. This edition is a vast improvement over the previous one and is easily justified. I will make use of it myself and will recommend it to anyone interested in magnetic resonance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118273869
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
1,253,886
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Catherine Westbrook MSc, FHEA, PgC (HE), DCRR, CTCert, is a Senior Lecturer and postgraduate pathway leader at The Faculty of Health&Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK where she is responsible for the postgraduate course in MRI. Catherine is also an independent teaching consultant lecturing on the MRI in Practice Course and other renowned international courses and conferences. She is also the author of Handbook of MRI Technique and MRI at a Glance, both published by Wiley.

Carolyn Kaut Roth RT (R) (MR) (CT) (M) (CV), FSMRT, is the CEO of Imaging Education Associates, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, USA, delivering a wide variety of learning resources in MRI and other imaging modalities.

John Talbot MSc, FHEA, PgC (HE), DCRR, is Senior Lecturer at The Faculty of Health&Social Care,
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, where he is responsible for delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. John is also an independent teaching consultant lecturing on the MRI in Practice Course and developing the companion website animations.

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MRI in Practice 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not a good book. The book was poorly written. I had to use Google to be a better understanding on most of the subjects. The book also had several grammar errors. I would not advise a student to use this book. I give the book one star
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scubadoug More than 1 year ago
Good starting point for MRI basics.