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The physics and mathematics of MRI / Richard Ansorge, Martin Graves.

Ansorge, Richard [Browse]
  • San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2016]
  • Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2016]
1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Biographical/​Historical note:
Richard Ansorge is a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics at Cambridge University. His current interests include hardware and software development for various medical imaging modalities, especially PET and MRI. This work is done in close collaboration with the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. One particular current project is the development of a novel combined PET-MR system for pre-clinical research. Other projects involve MR sequence development and post-processing algorithms for MR and PET.
Summary note:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a very important clinical imaging tool. It combines different fields of physics and engineering in a uniquely complex way. MRI is also surprisingly versatile, 'pulse sequences' can be designed to yield many different types of contrast. This versatility is unique to MRI. This short book gives both an in depth account of the methods used for the operation and construction of modern MRI systems and also the principles of sequence design and many examples of applications. An important additional feature of this book is the detailed discussion of the mathematical principles used in building optimal MRI systems and for sequence design. The mathematical discussion is very suitable for undergraduates attending medical physics courses. It is also more complete than usually found in alternative books for physical scientists or more clinically orientated works.
  • "Version: 20161001"--Title page version.
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target audience:
Suitable for undergraduates attending medical physics courses.
Source of description:
Title from PDF title page (viewed on November 2, 2016).
  • Preface -- Introduction -- 1. The basics -- 1.1. A brief history of MRI -- 1.2. Proton spin -- 1.3. The Bloch equations -- 1.4. Signal generation -- 1.5. Spatial encoding using magnetic field gradients -- 1.6. Spatial image formation
  • 2. Magnetic field generation -- 2.1. Designing the main magnet -- 2.2. Designing gradient coils -- 2.3. Practical issues
  • 3. Radio frequency transmission and reception -- 3.1. Basic RF pulses -- 3.2. The birdcage coil -- 3.3. The transmit-receive chain -- 3.4. Surface coils -- 3.5. Parallel imaging -- 3.6. Compressed sensing -- 3.7. RF pulses -- 3.8. Multinuclear MRI
  • 4. Pulse sequences and images -- 4.1. Image contrast -- 4.2. Pulse sequence overview -- 4.4. Readout trajectories -- 4.5. Magnetic resonance spectrocopy (MRS) -- 4.6. k-space sampling in MRI -- 4.7. Image reconstruction -- 4.8. Conclusion
  • 5. Applications -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Anatomical imaging -- 5.3. Chemical shift -- 5.4. Blood flow -- 5.5. Diffusion-weighted imaging -- 5.6. Diffusion tensor imaging -- 5.7. Chemical exchange -- 5.8. Functional MRI (fMRI) -- 5.9. Cerebral perfusion -- 5.10. Dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE)-MRI -- 5.11. Multinuclear MRI -- 5.12. Chemical shift artefact
  • 6. Conclusion -- Appendices -- A. Essential quantum mechanics -- B. Solutions of Laplace's equation in spherical polar coordinates -- C. The Birdcage coil -- D. Fourier transforms -- E. Multiple echoes.
Other format(s):
Also available in print.
Other title(s):
Physics and mathematics of magnetic resonance imaging.
  • 9781681740683 (ebook)
  • 9781681741963 (mobi)
  • (print)
  • 10.1088/978-1-6817-4068-3
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