Conventional Imaging Methods

  • Marinus T. Vlaardingerbroek
  • Jacques A. den Boer


In this chapter we shall describe, more formally than in Chap. 1, excitation, precession, and relaxation on the basis of the Bloch equation. These are the elements that we need in order to discuss the conventional scan methods called Spin Echo (SE) and Field Echo (FE). For better understanding, and also as a preparation for the discussion of the modern fast and ultra-fast methods, we introduce the concept of k space. The fundamental artifacts of SE and FE will be treated.


Spin Echo Selection Gradient Longitudinal Magnetization Main Magnetic Field Conventional Image Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marinus T. Vlaardingerbroek
    • 1
  • Jacques A. den Boer
    • 2
  1. 1.The Netherlands
  2. 2.The Netherlands

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