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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:34

Introduction to MR Physics Part 6c

Part 6c 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 6b 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)
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:22

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)
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:20

Introduction to MR Physics Part 6a

Part 6a 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 6bPart 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)
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:16

Introduction to MR Physics Part 5c

Part 5c of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. In this section, Dr. Stafford applies the underlying physics to describe the basics of MR pulse sequences. Click here to view Part 5a , Part 5b or Part 1a.

Terms covered in Part 5:

  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Free Induction Decay (FID)
  • Adiabatic pulse
  • Spoiled gradient echo imaging
  • Balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP)
  • Echo Planar Imaging (EPI)
  • Fast-spin Echo Imaging (FSE)
  • Parallel imaging acceleration
  • Gibb's ringing artifact
  • Hanning window filter
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:14

Introduction to MR Physics Part 5b

Part 5b of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. In this section, Dr. Stafford applies the underlying physics to describe the basics of MR pulse sequences. Click here to view Part 5a , Part 5c or Part 1a.

Terms covered in Part 5:

  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Free Induction Decay (FID)
  • Adiabatic pulse
  • Spoiled gradient echo imaging
  • Balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP)
  • Echo Planar Imaging (EPI)
  • Fast-spin Echo Imaging (FSE)
  • Parallel imaging acceleration
  • Gibb's ringing artifact
  • Hanning window filter
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:09

Introduction to MR Physics Part 5a

Part 5a of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. In this section, Dr. Stafford applies the underlying physics to describe the basics of MR pulse sequences. Click here to view Part 5b or Part 1a.

Terms covered in Part 5:

  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Free Induction Decay (FID)
  • Adiabatic pulse
  • Spoiled gradient echo imaging
  • Balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP)
  • Echo Planar Imaging (EPI)
  • Fast-spin Echo Imaging (FSE)
  • Parallel imaging acceleration
  • Gibb's ringing artifact
  • Hanning window filter
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 03:50

Introduction to MR Physics Part 4b

Part 4b of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. In this ambitious piece, Dr. Stafford introduces the complex concept of k-Space. Click here to view Part 4a or Part 1a.

Terms covered in Part 4:

  • Fourier transform
  • Cosine function
  • Sine function
  • inverse Fourier transform
  • Sinc function
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 03:38

Introduction to MR Physics Part 4a

Part 4a of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. In this ambitious piece, Dr. Stafford introduces the complex concept of k-Space. Click here to view Part 4b or Part 1a.

 

Terms covered in Part 4:

  • Fourier transform
  • Cosine function
  • Sine function
  • inverse Fourier transform
  • Sinc function

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 03:20

Introduction to MR Physics Part 3b

Part 3b of a six part series covering the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging physics. In this section, Dr. Stafford expands on the concepts of gradients and echoes. Click here to view Part 3a or Part 1a.

Terms covered in Part 3:

  • Pulse sequence diagram
  • gradients
  • echoes (echo)
  • envelope function
  • Gradient Recalled Echo (gradient echo) (GRE)
  • spin echo