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Basics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Authors
  • William Oldendorf
  • William OldendorfJr.

Part of the Topics in Neurology book series (TINE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 1-6
  3. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 7-10
  4. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 11-16
  5. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 17-30
  6. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 31-50
  7. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 51-87
  8. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 89-114
  9. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 115-123
  10. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 125-138
  11. William Oldendorf, William Oldendorf Jr.
    Pages 139-142
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 143-159

About this book

Introduction

This book is not intended as a general text on MRI. It is written as an intro­ duction to the field, for nonexperts. We present here a simple exposition of certain aspects of MRI that are important to understand to use this valuable diagnostic tool intelligently in a clinical setting. The basic principles are presented nonmathematically, using no equations and a minimum of symbols and abbreviations. For those requiring a deeper understanding of MRI, this book will help facilitate the transition to standard texts. Chapters 1 through 4 provide a general introduction to the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance and how it is used in imaging. Chapter 1 discus­ ses magnetic resonance, using a compass needle as an example. In Chapter 2, the transition to the magnetic resonance of the atomic nucleus is made. Chapter 3 describes the principles of imaging. In Chapter 4, the terms T 1 and T 2 are described and their relationship to tissue characterization; the fun­ damental role of thermal magnetic noise in T 1 and T 2 is discussed.

Keywords

computed tomography (CT) imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) tissue

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