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MRTY5051: Magnetic Resonance Theory

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.

Code MRTY5051
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
High school level maths and physics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the process of MRI signal acquisition
  • LO2. understand measure and analyse basic MR parameters including T1 and T2
  • LO3. understand and perform 1D and 2D imaging measurements and optimize acquisition parameters
  • LO4. understand and manipulate image contrast by adjustment of acquisition parameters
  • LO5. understand the effect of noise on imaging and adjust imaging parameters accordingly.