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BEMP Lab 03: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Course 0000005958 in WS 2023/4

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Course Type practical training
Semester Weekly Hours 4 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Nuclear Medicine (Prof. Weber)
Lecturers Dimitrios Karampinos
Franz Schilling
Wolfgang Gottwald
Stefan Ruschke
Anh Tu Van
Dates 1 singular or moved dates

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additional remarks Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely used medical imaging technique with exclusive soft-tissue contrast to non-invasively depict anatomical structures and physiological processes in the human body. A multitude of novel contrast mechanisms that are being investigated in preclinical and clinical research are constantly expanding MRI's capabilities towards quantitative and functional imaging of biological processes on a cellular and molecular level.This course will give you insights into the basic operation of an MRI scanner and state-of-the-art applications in a preclinical and clinical context.First you will get familiar with the components needed for signal generation in a magnetic resonance imaging experiment on a preclinical MRI scanner: the main magnetic field, the radiofrequency coils and the magnetic field gradients. You will perform pre-scan adjustments (Tuning, shimming, pulse calibration) that are important for good image quality. Second, fundamental properties of the magnetic resonance signal will be studied in experiments investigating relaxation mechanisms and chemical shift. Third, choosing the MRI pulse sequence and tuning the sequence parameters is crucial for obtaining the best contrast within an image. You will get familiar with different families of pulse sequences and will learn how different pulse sequence parameters and reconstruction settings influence image contrast.Finally, you will get familiar with advanced methods of magnetic resonance imaging in preclinical and clinical contexts, such as molecular imaging techniques that allow for the characterization of metabolic processes or quantitative imaging methods that enable image-based fat-water separation.
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