This unit addresses the principles of magnetic resonance imaging including the theory and measurement of magnetic resonance phenomena. Basic principles of MRI are covered including free induction decay, relaxation processes, signal averaging, formation of spin echoes and gradient echoes, imaging in two dimensions, and manipulation of image contrast.
Online. No on-campus attendance required
Quiz (21%), 2000 word report (40%), Online discussion (39%)
McRobbie, Moore and Graves, MRI from Picture to Proton, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press (2006). Online content "Introductory NMR and MRI" available from http://www.youtube.com/user/magritek.
Assignments include practical exercises via online access to a benchtop MRI imaging system (Internet access required)
High school level maths and physics.