Part I: Basic MRI Principles.- A Brief History of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.- Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.-The Relaxation Concept in MRI.- MRI Pulse Sequences.- MR Imaging Parameters and Options.- Part II: MR Safety, Patient Positioning, Protocol Design, Graphical Prescription and MR Applications for Anatomical Regions.- Introduction to Safe Clinical Scanning.- Central Nervous System: MRI Protocols, Imaging Parameters and Graphical Prescriptions.- Musculoskeletal Imaging: MRI Protocols, Imaging Parameters and Graphical Prescriptions.- Body Imaging: MRI Protocols, Imaging Parameters and Graphical Prescriptions.- Cardiovascular Imaging: MRI Protocols, Imaging Parameters and Graphical Prescriptions.- Breast Imaging: MRI Protocols, Imaging Parameters and Graphical Prescriptions
MRI Handbook presents a concise review of the physical principles underlying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), explaining MR physics, patient positioning, and protocols in an easy-to-read format. The first five chapters of the book introduce the reader to the basics of MR imaging, including the relaxation concept, MR pulse sequences, and MR imaging parameters and options. The second part of the book (chapters 6-11) uses extensive illustrations, images, and protocol tables to explain tips and tricks to achieve optimal MR image quality while ensuring patient safety. Individual chapters are devoted to each major anatomic region, including the central nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems. By using annotated MR images and examples of patient positions used during scanning correlated with sample protocols and parameters, MRI Handbook is a practical resource for imaging professionals to use in the course of their daily practice as well as for students to learn the basic concepts of MR imaging.
Extensive images reveal patient positioning techniques for all major anatomic areas relevant to MR imaging
Highly illustrated, concise guide useful for daily practice
Introduces the basic physical principles in an easy-to-understand format