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The course will be as follows

Week 1
1.1   MRI as One of the Biomedical Imaging Modalities
1.2   History of MRI
1.3   Three Major Hardware Components of MRI
1.4   MRI Magnet
1.5   Radio Frequency Coils
1.6   Gradient Coils
1.7   MRI Safety and Summary

Week 2
2.1   Microscopic MRI
2.2   Protons in Magnetic Field
2.3   Net Magnetization and Larmor Frequency
2.4   Magnetic Resonance
2.5   Flip Angle and Relaxation

Week 3
3.1   Fourier Transform (1) Basic Concepts
3.2   Fourier Transform (2) Properties
3.3   Fourier Transform (3) A Relationship with MRI
3.4   Sampling Thoery (1) Basic Concepts
3.5   Sampling Theory (2) 2D Sampling
3.6   Sampling Theory (3) Nyquist Theorem

Week 4
4.1   FID and Spin Echo
4.2   K-Space
4.3   Slice-Selection
4.4   Frequency Encoding
4.5   Phase Encoding

Week 5
5.1   Contrast Mechanism
5.2   Echo Time (TE) and Repetition Time (TR)
5.3   Image Contrasts (T1, T2, T2*, PD)
5.4   Sampling and Field-of-View (FOV)
5.5   Resolution 

Week 6
6.1   Multi-Slice Imaging
6.2   3D Imaging
6.3   Gradient Echo and Spin Echo
6.4   Echo-Planar Imaging
6.5   Fast Spin Echo
6.6   Non-Cartesian Imaging (Radial, Spiral)



Created Tue 26 Feb 2013 2:18 AM CET
Last Modified Wed 9 Dec 2015 3:30 AM CET