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    MRI Technique

    The basic principles of the MRI technique.

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    MRI Technique - Introduction

    Read all about the basic things you need to know concerning MRI technique. This difficult subject is presented in an understandable and accessible way. Special attention is given to the possibilities/restrictions and commonly used nomenclature.
    Some of the key topics are MRI sequences, T1, T2, signal intensity and diffusion weighted image.


    • Magnetisation, excitation, relaxation
    • MRI sequences (for example T1, T2, gradient)
    • Fat suppression
    • Signal intensities
    • MRI contrast media
    • Diffusion weighted image
    • In-out-of-phase

    MRI technology is very complex and many books have been written about it. It is therefore impossible to discuss everything in detail. 
    This course focuses on practical MRI information. The first part will briefly address the underlying technology. Then some commonly used terms and MRI tests will be reviewed.
    The course concludes with a table outlining the reviewed MRI sequences.

    Spinning proton and Larmor frequency


    Learn everything about MRI Technique

    Buy a single module for €2,50 or all modules for €25 per year.
    Literature: sources and author

    Text & Illustrations

    drs. A. van der Plas, MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+

    • C. Westbrook et al; MRI in Practice. 2011
    • R. Bitar et al; MR Pulse Sequences: What Every Radiologist Wants to Know but Is Afraid to Ask. Radiographics 2006.
    • G.B. Chavhan et al; Diffusion-weighted Imaging in Pediatric Body MR Imaging: Principles, Technique, and Emerging Applications. Radiographics 2014.
    • E.J. Blink; MRI principes. 2004


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