Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 1-7
  3. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 9-18
  4. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 19-36
  5. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 37-43
  6. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 45-50
  7. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 51-70
  8. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 71-82
  9. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 83-87
  10. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 89-98
  11. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 99-103
  12. Philip T. English, Christine Moore
    Pages 105-174
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 175-187

About this book

Introduction

One of the most important developments in diagnostic imaging over the last decade has been magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Its ability to differentiate between tissues and give patholog­ ical information about diseases has led to earlier treatment, thus increasing the likelihood of recovery. The images produced using this technique give superb anatomical detail in any plane and are obtained without the use of ionising radiation. The increased use of MRI has presented radiographers with a number of challenges, and because we are no longer dealing with ionising radiation understanding the subject can some­ times be confusing. We hope that this text will help radiographers and student radiographers to further their knowledge and unravel the mysteries of MRI. Philip T. English Christine Moore Contents 1 Basic Principles . . . . . . . . . 1 History ..... . 1 Atomic Theory . . 1 Magnetic Theory . 2 Resonance 4 Relaxation. . . . . 5 2 Instrumentation........ 9 The Magnet .. 9 Shim Coils ........... . 12 Gradient Coils ......... . 13 RF Transmitter/Receiver Coils. 14 The Computer . . . . . . . . . 18 3 Pulse Sequences. . . . . . . . . 19 Saturation Recovery (Partial Saturation) 19 Spin Echo (SE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Multiple Spin Echo. . . . . . . . . . . 22 Fast Spin Echo (FSE) or Turbo Spin Echo (TSE). 23 Inversion Recovery (IR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Gradient Echo .................. . 28 Magnetisation Transfer Contrast Imaging (MTC) 34 4 Image Production. . . . . . . .

Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI angiography brain computer contrast agent imaging instrumentation magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiography safety treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip T. English
    • 1
  • Christine Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.NeuroradiologyNewcastle General HospitalNewcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3403-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3405-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3403-9
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