Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fundamentals (MRTY5111)


Students will enrol in this unit of study at the University of Queensland as a cross-institutional student. The unit will be credited to the Master of Molecular Imaging on successful completion of this unit of study at UQ.
This unit of study explores the principles and methods that underpin Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a key molecular imaging technique. Topics covered include Physical principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (MR), underlying mechanisms of relaxation in MR and descriptions of the way in which pulse sequences are able to exploit relaxation to produce contrast. On completion of this unit, students will have a thorough understanding of the MRI methodology, and the molecular basis for endogenous contrast. The use of contrast agents to modify image contrast and target particular molecular features will be introduced. The factors affecting the accuracy and potential sources of artefact in MRI images will be explored.

Further unit of study information


Guided and independent learning with e-learning support and tutorials.


One assignment (25%), one assignment (25%), 1x2.5-hr exam (50%) and on-line tutorial and discussion (compulsory but not assessed)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.