Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Define and describe the fundamental principles of MR imaging, including spin magnetization, the Larmor relationship, relaxation phenomena, and the process of using the spin magnetization to produce an image;
- Explain imaging pulse sequences based upon spin and gradient echoes, including fast spin echo and echo planar techniques;
- Design MR imaging protocols for diagnostic applications considering image contrast, spatial resolution, acquisition time, signal-to-noise ratio, and artifacts;
- Describe the principles and capabilities of various advanced MR techniques including perfusion and diffusion, spectroscopy, interventional MRI, and cardiac MR imaging.
Materials to accompany today's lectures can be found at http://jcmsgi.rad.upenn.edu/jmcgowan/ismr/ismrm.html.