MR Physics for Physicists - Day 1
Michael H. Buonocore, Peter M. Jakob, and Chrit T. Moonen, Organizers
Saturday, 18 May 2002

Last updated 20 February 2009

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to
Describe the fundamental properties of teh NMR signal and the limits of its detection;
Describe the spin physics and the elements of pulse sequence design;
Identify and describe the hardware used to create a MRI image;
Describe techniques used to improve imaging speed;
Describe advanced pulse sequence and data processing methods for special applications.
Signal Properties
07:50 RF Coil - Proton Interactions James Tropp
08:20 Limits of MRI Detection Steven M. Wright
08:50 Hyperpolarized Gases and Polarization Transfer John P. Mugler, III
Pulse Sequence Design and Spin Physics
09:20 Spin Echo-Based Sequences Jürgen Hennig
09:50 GRE, SSFP, True FISP, Balanced FFE, FIESTA Oliver Heid
10:20 Break
10:40 EPI Varieties Gareth J. Barker
11:10 Sequences with Non-Cartesian k-Space Coverage Gary H. Glover
11:40 RF Pulse Design John Pauly
12:10 Break
MRI System Hardware
13:30 RF Subsystem Ed B. Boskamp
14:00 Gradient Subsystem Franz Schmitt
14:30 Real-Time Control System Johan van den Brink
15:00 Development of High-Field Imaging J. Thomas Vaughan
15:30 Break
15:50 Physics of Safety Precautions Daniel J. Schaefer
Interactive MRI
16:20 Fast Gridding Methods Peter Boernert
16:50 Methods for Reconstruction from Limited Data Bruno Madore
17:20 Real-Time Reconstruction Hardware and Algorithms Stephen J. Riederer
17:50 Adjournment