MRI from Picture to Proton

ISBN-10: 052168384X
ISBN-13: 9780521683845
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $126.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This text presents the basics of MR practice and theory as the practitioner first meets them. The subject is approached intuitively, starting from the images, equipment and scanning protocols, rather than pages of dry physics theory. The reader is brought face-to-face with issues pertinent to practice.

Donald McRobbie is Head of Radiological & MR Physics and Senior Lecturer in the Radiological Sciences Unit at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

Elizabeth Moore is Principal MR Physicist in the Lysholm Radiological Department of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, in London.

Martin Graves is Principal Clinical Scientist in MRI at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and his research interests are in cardiovascular and abdominal MR imaging.

Martin Prince is Chief of MRI at New York Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also Associate Editor of Radiology for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Acknowledgements
MR: What's the attraction?
It's not rocket science, but I like it
A brief history of medical imaging
How to use this book
Further reading
The basic stuff
Early daze: your first week in MR
Introduction
Welcome to the MR unit
Safety first
The patient's journey
Basic clinical protocols
A week in the life of an MRI radiographer
Further reading
Seeing is believing: introduction to image contrast
Introduction
Some basic stuff
T[subscript 1]-weighted images
T[subscript 2]-weighted images
PD-weighted images
GE T[subscript 1]-weighted images
GE T[subscript 2]-weighted images
GE PD-weighted images
STIR images
FLAIR images
Contrast agents
Angiographic images
Further reading
The devil's in the detail: pixels, matrices and slices
Introduction
Digital and analogue images
Matrices, pixels and an introduction to resolution
Slices and orientations
Displaying images
What do the pixels represent?
From 2D to 3D
Further reading
What you set is what you get: basic image optimization
Introduction
Looking on the bright side: what are we trying to optimize?
Trading places: resolution, SNR and scan time
Ever the optimist: practical steps to optimization
Further reading
Improving your image: how to avoid artefacts
Introduction
Keep still please: gross patient motion
Physiological motion
Motion artefacts from flow
Lose the fat!
Partial volume artefact and cross-talk
Phase sampling artefacts
Susceptibility and metal artefacts
Equipment artefacts
What's causing this artefact?
Further reading
7 Spaced out: spatial encoding
Introduction
Anatomy of a pulse sequence
From Larmor to Fourier via gradients
Something to get excited about: the image slice
In-plane localization
Consequences of Fourier imaging
Speeding it up
3D FT
Further reading
Getting in tune: resonance and relaxation
Introduction
Spinning nuclei
Measuring the magnetic moment
Creating echoes
Relaxation times
Relaxation time mechanisms
Measuring relaxation times in vivo
Contrast agent theory
Further reading
Let's talk technical: MR equipment
Introduction
Magnets
Gradients
RF system
Computer systems
Open MRI systems
Siting and installation
Further reading
But is it safe? Bio-effects
Introduction
RF effects
Gradient effects
Static field effects
Further reading
The specialist stuff
Ghosts in the machine: quality control
Introduction
The quality cycle
Signal parameters
Geometric parameters
Relaxation parameters
Artefacts
Spectroscopic QA
Further reading
Acronyms anonymous: a guide to the pulse sequence jungle
Introduction
Getting above the trees: a sequences overview
RARING to go: SE-based techniques
Spoiled for choice: GE
Ultra-fast GE imaging
Pulse sequence conversion chart
Further reading
Go with the flow: MR angiography
Introduction
Effect of flow in conventional imaging techniques
TOF MRA
PC angiography
CE MRA
Novel contrast agents
Further reading
A heart to heart discussion: cardiac MRI
Introduction
Artefact challenges
Morphological imaging
Functional imaging
Cine phase-contrast velocity mapping
Myocardial perfusion imaging
Myocardial viability
Coronary artery imaging
Further reading
It's not just squiggles: in vivo spectroscopy
Introduction
Some basic chemistry
Single-voxel spectroscopy
Processing of single-voxel spectra
Chemical shift imaging
[superscript 31]P spectroscopy
Other nuclei
Hyperpolarized gases
Further reading
To BOLDly go: new frontiers
Introduction
EPI acquisition methods
Diffusion imaging
Perfusion imaging
Brain activation mapping using 341 the BOLD effect
Further reading
The parallel universe: parallel imaging and novel acquisition techniques
Introduction
Groundwork
Making Sense: parallel imaging in image space
SMASH hits: parallel imaging in k-space
k-t Blast
Clinical benefits of parallel imaging
Image quality in parallel imaging
Non-Cartesian acquisition schemes
Epilogue: the final frontier
Further reading
Maths revision
Vectors
Sine and cosine waves
Exponentials
Complex numbers
Simple Fourier analysis
Some useful constants
Index

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