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Todd L Richards
BIOEN 565
Seattle Campus

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Biomedicine

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Todd L Richards
Date: 07/24/1998