MRI: A Conceptual Overview

Paperback | October 3, 1997

bySunder S. Rajan

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Written for medical professionals involved in obtaining and interpreting MR images, the text makes use of a visual, image-based style. The author succinctly explains the scientific principles of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, conveying an appreciation for the signal encoding and decoding processes employed in MR, while at the same time cultivating in the reader a working understanding of the contrast mechanisms which apply in the acquisition and display of MR data. In addition, the text provides readers with the conceptual tools required to keep abreast of innovations in the field, while serving as a ready reference for questions relating to image quality and artefacts, allowing readers to critically evaluate the different systems and techniques available for clinical MR imaging.

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Presented to readers in a visual, image-based style, this guide succinctly explains the scientific principles of MRI and spectroscopy. The book conveys an appreciation for the signal encoding and decoding processes employed in MR, and provides readers with a working understanding of the contrast mechanisms which apply in the acquisitio...

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Written for medical professionals involved in obtaining and interpreting MR images, the text makes use of a visual, image-based style. The author succinctly explains the scientific principles of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, conveying an appreciation for the signal encoding and decoding processes employed in MR, while at...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.03 inPublished:October 3, 1997Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0387949119

ISBN - 13:9780387949116

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction to the Phenomenon of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.- Magnetic Field Gradient Pulses and Spatial Encoding of MR Signal.- MRI Hardware System Components.- Image Contrasts and Pulse Sequences.- Contrast Agents.- Clinical Applications.- Flow Effects and MR Angiography.- Spectroscopy. Appendix 1: K-space Formalism.

From Our Editors

Presented to readers in a visual, image-based style, this guide succinctly explains the scientific principles of MRI and spectroscopy. The book conveys an appreciation for the signal encoding and decoding processes employed in MR, and provides readers with a working understanding of the contrast mechanisms which apply in the acquisition and display of MR data. 117 illus