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1. Getting to Know MRI

· History of Radiology Leading to MRI
· The First MR Images
· Advantages of MRI
· Inside the Atom
· Hydrogen and MRI
· Electricity and Magnetism
· Lining the Protons Up
· Precession
· RF Energy
· T1 Relaxation
· T2 Relaxation
· Generating the Signal
· The MR Pulse Sequence

2. Forming MR Images

· Digital Cross-Sectional Images
· The Three Fundamental Imaging Planes
· Digital Imaging
· The Gray Scale
· The Patient Coordinate System
· Magnetic Field Gradients
· Revisiting Resonance
· How Gradients Affect the Precessional Frequency
· Slice Selection
· Slice Orientation
· Slice Thickness
· Multi-Slice Selection
· Spatial Localization Within the Slice
· Frequency and Phase
· Orienting Frequency and Phase
· Reconstructing the Image

3. MR Image Appearance

· T1, T2 and Tissue Representation
· Contrast
· Resolution
· Signal-to-Noise Ratio
· Scan Time
· Repetition Time
· Echo Time
· Number of Signal Averages
· Slice Thickness
· Slice Gap
· Field-of-View
· Matrix
· Rectangular Field-of-View
· Parallel Imaging
· Reconstructing the MR Image
· Windowing the MR Image
· Introduction to Artifacts
· Wraparound
· Partial Volume Artifact
· Motion Artifact
· Metal Artifact

 

 

4. MRI Hardware and System Operation

· The Flow of Data Through an MR System
· The Operator's Console
· The Host Computer
· The Pulse Sequence Controller
· The Digital-to-Analog Convertors
· The Gradient Power Amplifier
· The RF Power Amplifier
· RF Shielding
· Magnet Types
· Magnetic Shielding
· The Gradient Coils
· The RF Coils
· The Receiver Amplifier and the ADC
· The Array Processor
· PACS System

5. Advanced Imaging Techniques

· Review of Spin Echo
· Dual Contrast Spin Echo
· Inversion Recovery
· Fat Suppression and CSF Suppression
· Fast Spin Echo
· Gradient Echo
· Fast Gradient Echo
· Echo Planar Imaging
· 3D Acquisition
· Diffusion-Weighted Imaging
· Perfusion Imaging
· Introduction to MR Angiography
· MRA Post-Processing
· Time-of-Flight MRA
· Phase Contrast MRA
· Contrast Enhanced MRA
· MR Spectroscopy

6. Clinical Concerns with MRI

· Use of Contrast Agents in MRI
· MRI Safety
· RF Concerns
· Magnetic Field Concerns
· Screening
· Emergency Procedures
· Legal and Ethical Concerns
· Infection Control
· The Patient Experience
· Typical MRI Exams
· Head, Spine, Joints, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis

 



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