Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging / Edition 1

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Overview

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most technically dependent imaging technique in radiology. To perform and interpret MRI studies correctly, an understanding of the basic underlying principles is essential. Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging explains the pulse sequences, imaging options, and coils used to produce MR images, providing a strong foundation for performing and interpreting imaging studies. The text is complemented by more than 100 figures and 25 photomicrographs illustrating the techniques discussed. Radiology residents, MR technologists, and radiologists should not be without Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging-the only single resource that explains all technical aspects of MRI, including recent advances, and presents all imaging options.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jacob A. Stolk, PhD (University of Utah School of Medicine)
Description: This book covers the basics of magnetism, electricity, and MRI hardware, as well as relaxation mechanisms. Considerable attention is devoted to the physics behind Fourier analysis, frequency, and phase and signal sampling. Physical principles underlying many image artifacts and clinically relevant imaging sequences are discussed in detail.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe in some detail the physical principles that make MRI possible. In addition, the text sets out to provide the practicing radiologist with the knowledge to acquire and interpret basic imaging protocols.
Audience: This book was written for radiology residents, MR technologists, and practicing radiologists. The authors feel that to understand and interpret MRI studies correctly, an understanding of the basic underlying principles is essential. Though the book is not as rigorous as some MRI textbooks, it assumes the reader has a reasonable grasp of physics.
Features: A key feature of the book is the description of the physical details of MRI without requiring the reader to be knowledgeable in the fields of quantum mechanics and differential calculus. The authors describe in detail the application of state-of-the-art sequences, including GRE, FSE, EPI, 3D TOF, etc. Especially relevant is the section devoted to image artifact analysis and avoidance. Additional clinical images representing the different imaging techniques and image artifacts would have been helpful.
Assessment: Many books have been written about the basics of MRI. This one has managed to find a happy medium between the cartoonish basic books and mathematically rigorous advanced books. The authors have presented the physics of NMR in a clear fashion, which provides ample background to understand the sequences that are prevalent in today's MRI clinic. The textbook lends itself well to resident training and as a brief review of the essentials of MRI.
Jacob A. Stolk
This book covers the basics of magnetism, electricity, and MRI hardware, as well as relaxation mechanisms. Considerable attention is devoted to the physics behind Fourier analysis, frequency, and phase and signal sampling. Physical principles underlying many image artifacts and clinically relevant imaging sequences are discussed in detail. The purpose is to describe in some detail the physical principles that make MRI possible. In addition, the text sets out to provide the practicing radiologist with the knowledge to acquire and interpret basic imaging protocols. This book was written for radiology residents, MR technologists, and practicing radiologists. The authors feel that to understand and interpret MRI studies correctly, an understanding of the basic underlying principles is essential. Though the book is not as rigorous as some MRI textbooks, it assumes the reader has a reasonable grasp of physics. A key feature of the book is the description of the physical details of MRI without requiring the reader to be knowledgeable in the fields of quantum mechanics and differential calculus. The authors describe in detail the application of state-of-the-art sequences, including GRE, FSE, EPI, 3D TOF, etc. Especially relevant is the section devoted to image artifact analysis and avoidance. Additional clinical images representing the different imaging techniques and image artifacts would have been helpful. Many books have been written about the basics of MRI. This one has managed to find a happy medium between the cartoonish basic books and mathematically rigorous advanced books. The authors have presented the physics of NMR in a clear fashion, which provides ample background tounderstand the sequences that are prevalent in today's MRI clinic. The textbook lends itself well to resident training and as a brief review of the essentials of MRI.
Booknews
This volume explains the pulse sequences, imaging options, and coils used to produce magnetic resonance (MR) images, as well as significant recent advances, providing the foundation necessary for performing and interpreting imaging studies. The text is accompanied by some 100 or more figures and 25 photomicrographs illustrating the techniques. Mathematical equations are kept to a minimum and include straightforward explanation where they are used. For the use of radiology residents, MR technologists, and practicing radiologists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849326585
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Atoms and Nuclei
Magnetism
Electricity and Magnetism
Gradient Coils, RF Coils, and Energy Deposition
The Behavior of Protons in a Magnetic Field
Relaxation Times and Relaxation Mechanisms
The Imaging Process
Fourier Analysis, Frequency, Phase and Signal Sampling
Signal to Noise Ration
Imaging Options
Reduction of Motion Induced Ghost Artifact
Aliasing Wraparound Artifact
Saturation Pulses
Flow Compensation Gradient Moment Nulling
Gating
Half Fourier Imaging
Chemical Shift Selective Suppression
Specializing Imaging Sequences
Gradient Echo Sequences
Inversion Recovery Sequences
Fast Spin Echo FSE Imaging
Echoplanar Imaging
Multicoils
Vascular MRI
Time of Flight MRA
Phase Contrast MRA
Vascular Projection Images
MR Image Artifacts
Zipper Artifact
Central Point and Central Line Artifact
RF Penetration Artifact
Data Clipping Artifact
Geometric Distortion Artifact
Magnetic Field Perturbation Artifacts
Chemical Shift Artifact
RF Interference Artifact
Truncation Gibbs Artifact
Fast Spin Echo Related Artifacts
Index

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