The objective of this textbook is to teach, through images, a practical approach to magnetic resonance (MR) physics and image quality. Unlike prior texts covering this topic, the focus is on clinical images rather than equations. A practical approach to MR physics is developed through images, emphasizing knowledge of fundamentals which is important in achieving high image quality. The text is organized into concise chapters, each discussing an important point relevant to clinical MR and illustrated with images from routine patient exams. The topics covered encompass the breadth of this field, from imaging basics and pulse sequences to advanced topics including contrast-enhanced MR angiography, spectroscopy, perfusion and diffusion. Discussion of the latest hardware and software innovations, such as multichannel-phased array coil technology and parallel imaging, is included as these topics are critical to current and future advances.Magnetic resonance imaging has proven to be the premier imaging technology of the last two decades, exceeding CT and ultrasound in its soft tissue contrast.
|Title||:||The Physics of Clinical MR Taught Through Images|
|Author||:||Val M. Runge|
|Publisher||:||Thieme - 2005|