Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Basis for Interpretation

  • Robert Sigal
  • D. Doyon
  • Ph. Halimi
  • H. Atlan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Robert Sigal, D. Doyon, Ph. Halimi, H. Atlan
    Pages 1-4
  3. Robert Sigal, D. Doyon, Ph. Halimi, H. Atlan
    Pages 5-17
  4. Robert Sigal, D. Doyon, Ph. Halimi, H. Atlan
    Pages 19-35
  5. Robert Sigal, D. Doyon, Ph. Halimi, H. Atlan
    Pages 37-53
  6. Robert Sigal, D. Doyon, Ph. Halimi, H. Atlan
    Pages 55-66
  7. Robert Sigal, D. Doyon, Ph. Halimi, H. Atlan
    Pages 67-87
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 89-102

About this book

Introduction

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a rapidly evolving technique which is having a significant impact on medical imaging. Only a few years ago, al­ though Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) was well known as an important analytical technique in the field of chemical analysis, it was effectively un­ known in medical circles. Following the initial work of PAUL LAUTERBUR and RAYMOND DAMADIAN in the early 1970s demonstrating that it was possible to use NMR to produce im­ ages, progress in the medical fields was relatively slow. Recently, however, with the availability of commercial systems, progress has been very rapid, with increasing acceptance of MRI as a basic imaging technique, and the develop­ ment of exciting new applications. MRI is a relatively complex technique. First, the image depends on many more intrinsic and extrinsic parameters than it does of in techniques like X-ra­ diography and computed tomography, and secondly, the intrinsic parameters such as T1 and T2 are conceptually complex, involving ideas not usually de­ scribed in traditional medical imaging courses. In order to produce good MR images efficiently, and to obtain the maximum information from them, it is necessary to appreciate, if not to fully understand, these parameters. Further­ more, knowledge of how the image is produced helps in appreciating the ori­ gin of the artifacts sometimes found in MRI due to effects like patient motion and fluid flow.

Keywords

diagnosis imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Sigal
    • 1
  • D. Doyon
    • 1
  • Ph. Halimi
    • 1
  • H. Atlan
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de RadiologieLe Kremlin BicêtreFrance
  2. 2.Department of Medical BiophysicsHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73037-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73039-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73037-5
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