Todd L Richards
Basic physics of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging and spectroscopy are presented. Research applications of NMR in physiology and biochemistry are reviewed with emphasis on the brain. Grade based on written tests and small research paper. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with RADGY 550.
Topics include: MR spin-physics, imaging physics, instrumentation, radiofrequency coils, image reconstruction, spectroscopy, high-speed/functional imaging, and diffusion imaging. Pulse sequences used for both clinical and research applications
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Classroom instruction with computer demonstration and tour of MRI facility.
1 year of college physics such as PHYS 114,115,116
Class assignments and grading
Questions such as: 1. What is T1 relaxation time? 2. Calculate slice selection gradient strength necessary for a 2 mm slice thickness.
Grades are based on 3 exams and home work assignments