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Magnetic Resonance Theory - MRTY5051

Year - 2020

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

Additional information
Assignments include practical exercises via online access to a benchtop MRI imaging system (Internet access required)

Assumed knowledge
High school level maths and physics.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Clinical Imaging
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Roger Bourne
HECS Band: 2
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