MRI-110 - MRI Physics and Instrumentation

2 credits

MRI systems and operations will be explored with full coverage of different scanner types and functions. MRI image processing and display will be examined from data acquisition through post-processing and archiving and patient factors related to other elements affecting image quality will be explained, as well as artifact production and reduction and image communication.

Content is designed to impart an understanding of the physical principles and instrumentation involved in MRI. Physics topics covered include electromagnetism in forming the MRI image, tissue characteristics, imaging parameters, and spatial localization. Data acquisition and manipulation techniques, image reconstruction algorithms will be explained.