GS02 1032 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

TBD. Two semester hours. Summer, biannually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: Introduction to Medical Physics II: Medical Imaging (GS02 1103) or consent of instructor.

The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the physics involved in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and prepare the students to carry out research or practice medical physics in this area.  The topics include basic spin physics, contrast mechanisms, hardware, data acquisition, image reconstruction, and artifact recognition.  Emphasis will be placed on practical issues encountered in research and clinical applications.