MR Theory (MRTY5051)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit addresses the principles of magnetic resonance imaging. The areas addressed will be the principles of NMR, image contrast, factors affecting image formation, plus pulse sequences used from Spin Echo through to current fast imaging and Echo Planar techniques. The applications of MRI in medical imaging will be addressed with the effects of signal-to-noise ratio, fat saturation, artefacts and flow effects being discussed. The biological effects and aspects of patient safety will be included in this subject. The delivery will be in distance education mode and will utilise a range of media, including printed material.
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Assignment based on assessment of an exemplar according to the UoS marking criteria (10%), Assignment based on practical exercise via online access to an MR system (45%), Assignment based on textbook and online resources (45%).
McRobbie, Moore & Graves, MRI from Picture to Proton, United Kingdon: Cambridge University Press (2006). Online content "Introductory NMR and MRI" available from http://www.youtube.com/user/magritek.
One of the two main assignments is based on practical exercises via online access to an Earth`s field MR imaging system (Internet access required)
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