Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 10-16 May 2014 Milan, Italy

MR Physics & Techniques for Clinicians
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Marcus T. Alley, Ph.D., Michael Markl, Ph.D., & Nicole E. Seiberlich, Ph.D.
Monday, 12 May 2014
This two-hour course will be a basic and comprehensive review of MRI physics and techniques. The presentations will be non-mathematical and suitable for clinicians and physicists new to the field. The course will cover advanced techniques including perfusion and diffusion imaging as well as recent developments in high-field imaging.
This course is primarily designed for the clinician who will benefit from an understanding of the "how’s and why’s" of MR imaging. While it requires no prior experience with MR, those with some familiarity and experience will also benefit. Those interested may include: radiologists and clinicians relatively new to MR imaging (including residents and fellows), experienced radiologists and clinicians wanting a refresher course in MR physics, and physicists and engineers wanting an introduction to the field.

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Define and describe the fundamental principles of MR imaging including the definition of spin magnetization;
  • Understand the Larmor relationship, relaxation phenomena, and the process of using the spin magnetization to produce an image; and
  • Describe and understand the concept of k-space.


Moderators: Marcus T. Alley, Ph.D. & Nicole E. Seiberlich, Ph.D.

16:30 Spin Gymnastics 1 Walter Kucharczyk, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
17:10 Spin Gymnastics 2 Donald B. Plewes, Ph.D.
17:50 K-Space Kevin M. Koch, Ph.D.
18:30     Adjournment