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MRI in Practice

MRI in Practice - 3rd edition

MRI in Practice - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9781405127875

ISBN10: 1405127872

MRI in Practice by Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth and John Talbot - ISBN 9781405127875
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
MRI in Practice by Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth and John Talbot - ISBN 9781405127875

ISBN13: 9781405127875

ISBN10: 1405127872


Since the first edition of MRI in Practice was published in 1993, the book has become the standard text for radiographers, technologists, radiology residents, radiologists and even sales representatives on the subject of magnetic resonance imaging. This text is essential reading on postgraduate courses. Furthermore, MRI in Practice has come to be known as the number one reference book and study guide in the areas of MR instrumentation, principles, pulse sequences, image acquisition, and imaging parameters for the advanced level examination for MRI offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the USA. The book explains in clear terms the theory that underpins magnetic resonance so that the capabilities and operation of MRI systems can be fully appreciated and maximized. This third edition captures recent advances, and coverage includes: parallel imaging techniques, functional imaging techniques and new sequences such as balanced gradient echo.

Building on the success of the first two editions, the authors have now re-conceptualized the design of the book. The third edition contains a wealth of additional illustrations and chapter enhancements draw on the depth of the authors' experience in delivering MRI education and training. To promote accessibility of difficult concepts, extended analogies have been developed to relate the complexities of MRI physics to everyday phenomena. Learning points are clearly articulated, and frequent summaries are included to assist the reader in digesting the information.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Basic Principles

2. Image weighting and contrast

3. Encoding and image formation

4. Parameters and trade-offs

5. Pulse sequences

6. Flow phenomena

7. Artefacts and their compensation

8. Vascular and cardiac imaging

9. Instrumentation and equipment

10. MRI safety

11. Contrast agents in MRI

12. Functional imaging techniques

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