Introduction to MR Physics Part 1b Featured

Part 1b of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. In this primer, Dr. Stafford discusses the course outline and basic physics of precession and excitation. Click here to view Part 1a.

Terms covered in Part 1:

  • Bohr model of hydrogen atom
  • Stern-Gerlach experiment
  • Spin states
  • Spin 1/2 particle
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Precession
  • Larmor equation
  • Frequency of precession
  • Gyromagnetic ratio
  • Isotropic
  • Isochromat
  • Stationary frame
  • Moving frame
  • Faraday's law
  • Radiofrequency pulse
  • Resonance condition
  • Flip angle
  • Specific absorption rate
  • Pulse sequence
  • Tesla
  • Off-resonance
  • Shim

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