MR Physics and Techniques for Clinicians
Frank R. Korosec and Joseph C. McGowan, Organizers

Last updated 20 February 2009

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

Define and describe the fundamental principles of MR imaging, including the definition of 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, functional, interventional, and cardiac MR imaging.

Monday, 20 May, 16:30 - 18:30

16:30 Spin Gymnastics I Walter Kucharczyk and Donald B. Plewes
17:10 Spin Gymnastics II Walter Kucharczyk and Donald B. Plewes
17:50 Hardware Richard G. S. Spencer

Tuesday, 21 May, 16:00 - 18:00

16:00 Spin Echo Imaging Zahi A. Fayad
16:40 Gradient Echo Imaging John P. Mugler, III
17:20 Fast Spin Echo Imaging Joseph C. McGowan

Wednesday, 22 May, 16:00 - 18:00

16:00 Image Quality and Acquisition Speed Norbert J. Pelc
16:40 Echo Planar Imaging Marcus Alley
17:20 Perfusion and Diffusion Imaging Scott D. Swanson

Thursday, 23 May, 16:00 - 18:00

16:00 Cardiac MRi Frank R. Korosec
16:40 Interventional MRI Mark E. Ladd
17:20 Functional MRI M. Elizabeth Meyerand