Introduction to MR Physics Part 6b

Part 6b of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. This final section covers a recap of the previous five sessions and covers advanced imaging sequences and their application. Click here to view Part 6aPart 6c or Part 1a.

Terms covered in Part 6:

  • Cardiac CINE
  • Turbo Spin Echo (Fast Spin Echo)
  • Fast spin echo vs gradient echo
  • Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery (FLAIR)
  • Non-cartesian trajectories (spiral)
  • Parallel Imaging
  • Signal attenuation
  • Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI)
  • Diffusion tractography
  • 3D phase contrast (PC) MR angiography
  • Time-of-Flight (TOF) MR angiography
  • Double Inversion Recovery Black-Blood Imaging
  • Pulsed Arterial Spin Labeling (PASL)
  • Continuous (Pseduo-continuous) Arterial Spin Labeling (CASL)
  • Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast (DSC) Perfusion 
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) Perfusion
  • Hemodynamic activation response
  • Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD)