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Exercise to Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Course 0000005538 in WS 2023/4

General Data

Course Type exercise
Semester Weekly Hours 1 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Nuclear Medicine (Prof. Weber)
Lecturers Dimitrios Karampinos
Franz Schilling

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks This course is the first part of two lectures series, dealing with the physical principles of magnetic resonance imaging.The content of the first part focusses on the principles of magnetic resonance(MR) image formation. The lecture starts with addressing the question how an MR signal is generated, continues with the detection and manipulation of this signal and will finally cover the details how MR signals are processed into an image. Specifically, we will focus on:1. Introduction to MRI2. MR signal generationa. Magnetic momentsb. RF excitationc. Signal detection3. MR signal characteristicsa. Free induction decayb. Spin echoc. Gradient echo4. Spatial encoding of MR signalsa. Slice selectionb. Frequency and phase encodingc. k-space5. Relaxation and image contrasta. Saturation-recovery sequenceb. Inversion-recovery sequencec. Spin-echo sequence6. Image reconstructiona. Basics of image reconstructionb. Reconstruction from Fourier samples7. Image resolution and noisea. Resolution limitationsb. Image Noise8. Image artifactsa. Gibbs ringingb. Aliasingc. Chemical shift artifactd. Motion artifacts
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