Period (from – till): 12 November 2018 - 1 Febuari 2019
Course coordinator: Dr. ir. Wilbert Bartels.
Dr.ir. Wilbert Bartels, UMC Utrecht/Imaging Division, lecturer
Dr. Clemens Bos, UMC Utrecht/Imaging Division, lecturer
Renée Allebrandi, MA (course registration)
This advanced MRI course covers the physical principles of MRI and sequence design issues.
Topics that will be covered are:
- The classical NMR mode: nucleus in a magnetic field
- Rotating reference frame & resonance
- Bloch equations
- Signal detection concepts
- Signal acquisition: FID and echo techniques
- Multi-dimensional Fourier imaging and k-space
- Fourier image reconstruction
- Signal, contrast and noise
- Basic sequence design
For the lectures (morning sessions) attendance is highly recommended; the tutorial sessions in the afternoon are mandatory: students have to prepare and present assignments.
Literature/study material used
Magnetic resonance imaging: Physical principles and sequence design. E.M. Haacke, R.W. Brown, M.R. Thompson, R. Venkatesan. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1999 and hand-outs provided by the lecturers.
At least 2 weeks before start of the course. Register via the study guide
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Basic knowledge of mathematics (differential equations, vector calculus, Fourier analysis, complex functions, electromagnetism (Faraday’s law of induction, static magnetic field calculations, electromagnetic waves)) and MRI at BSc level. Preferably also the study material on MRI provided in the Medical Imaging course Medical Image Formation.