Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Physical and Biological Principles, 3rd Edition

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

3rd Edition Physical and Biological Principles

By Stewart C. Bushong, ScD, FACR, FACMP, Professor, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Part 1 Fundamentals

1. An Overview of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2. Electricity and Magnetism

3. Nuclear Magnetism

4. Equilibrium-Saturation

5. Radiofrequency Pulse Sequences

6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Parameters

7. How To Measure Relaxation Times

8. Fourier Transforms in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

9. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy


Part 2 The Imaging System

10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hardware

11. Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets

12. Secondary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets

13. The Purchase Decision and Site Selection


Part 3 Image Formation

14. Digital Imaging

15. A Walk Through the Spatial Frequency Domain

16. The Musical Score

17. Magnetic Resonance Images


Part 4 Pulse Sequences

18. Spin Echo Imaging

19. Chemical Shift and Magnetization Transfer

20. Gradient Echo Imaging

21. Faster Imaging Techniques

22. Echo Planar Imaging


Part 5 Applications

23. Magnetic Resonance Angiography

24. Perfusion Imaging

25. Diffusion Imaging

26. Cardiac MR Imaging


Part 6 Safety

27. Contrast Agents and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

28. Magnetic Resonance Artifacts

29. Biologic Effects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

30. Managing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging System


Appendix A The Bloch Equations
Appendix B Additional Resources
Practice Examinations
Answers to Challenge Questions
Answers to Practice Examinations
Glossary