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.
Tuesday, 13 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 pulse sequence design and timing diagrams for basic MR imaging techniques such as spin-echo imaging, gradient-echo imaging, and fast spin-echo 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:

  • Understand the basic physics and properties of pulse sequences based upon spin and gradient echoes;
  • Describe fast spin-echo imaging and applications of basic MR pulse sequences; and
  • Design MR imaging protocols for diagnostic applications considering image contrast, spatial resolution, acquisition time, signal-to-noise ratio, and artifacts.


Moderators: Marcus T. Alley, Ph.D. & Michael Markl, Ph.D.

16:00 Spin Echo Imaging Pauline W. Worters, Ph.D.
17:00 Gradient Echo Imaging Daniel B. Ennis, Ph.D.
18:00     Adjournment