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Week 1: Overview
of MRI. History of MRI, Comparison with other biomedical imaging modalities,
MRI magnet, RF coils, gradient coils.
Week 2: Magnetic resonance phenomenon. microscopic MRI, Larmor equation, RF pulse, relaxation
Week 3: Review of basic signal processing principle. Fourier transform.
Week 4: Formation of an MR image. Concept of FID, spin echo, k-space, slice selection, frequency encoding, phase encoding, etc.
Week 5: MR imaging parameters and image contrast. Concept of imaging parameters such as TR, TE, FOV, matrix, etc, and image contrast such as T1-weighting, T2-weighting, T2*-weighting.
Week 6: MRI data acquisition strategies. Spin echo, gradient echo, fast spin echo, echo planar imaging, 3D imaging, etc.