27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Weekend Educational Session
Physics for Physicists

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Physics for Physicists
Weekend Course

ORGANIZERS: Christoph Juchem, Herbert Köstler

 
Saturday, 11 May 2019
  08:00 - 16:30 Moderators:  Tobias Wech, Sebastian Theilenberg

Skill Level: Basic to Advanced

Session Number: WE-01AB

Overview
The course comprises the physics of magnetic resonance from the first principles to the latest theoretical and experimental developments, including the mechanisms of spin polarization, the origin and detection of the NMR signal, MR system design and components, echo formation, MR spectroscopy, k-space and image reconstruction, contrast mechanisms, image quality measures, pulse sequence design, tissue-field interactions and safety, artifacts, parallel imaging, RF pulse design, as well as numerical simulations and available MR toolboxes related to the various topics at hand.

Target Audience
The course is intended for everybody in the MR scientific community who wishes to learn MR physics and engineering at an advanced technical level. While primarily designed for Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. post-graduates in physics, engineering and related fields, this course is also suited for established MR scientists and physicians who seek a better quantitative understanding of specific areas of MR physics and technology. Individuals who are working in MR technology research and development and who wish to broaden their knowledge of MR physics will find this course particularly helpful.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize spin behavior in a magnetic field and the different quantum mechanical interactions of spins;
- Define the physical principles of MR signal generation and detection;
- Describe the principles of interactions between electromagnetic fields and biological tissue, and recognize its relevance for safety;
- Summarize MR system architecture and the underlying physics;
- Explain the spectrum of both basic and advanced MRI sequences and image reconstruction approaches;
- Recognize the importance of image quality and artifact mitigation; and
- Describe the models and numerical tools for the description of MR physics including magnetization dynamics, electromagnetic field behavior and image reconstruction.

 

 
08:00
 
  MR Yesterday & Today: An Historic Perspective
Chris Boesch
08:25
 
  MR Toolbox
Martin Krssák
08:50
 
  From Spin Gymnastics to MR
Yi Wang
09:15
 
  The Classical Description & System Overview
Daniel Stäb
09:40
 
  Break & Meet the Teachers
10:10
 
  Fields in MR & the Physics of Tissue-Field Interactions
TBD
10:35
 
  MR Toolbox
TBD
11:00
 
  The Physics of MR Spectroscopy
Uzay Emir
11:25
 
  Lunch & Meet the Teachers
13:30
 
  Spatial Encoding & k-Space
Gigi Galiana
13:55
 
  MRI Sequences
Jakob Assländer
14:20
 
  RF Pulse Design
Karl Landheer
14:45
 
  Break & Meet the Teachers
15:15
 
  Physics of Contrast Mechanisms
Xiaoyuan Chen
15:40
 
  The Physics of Artifacts
Sonia Nielles-Vallespin
16:05
 
  Numerical Simulation of MR physics
Tony Stoecker
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