MI 428 - Principles of MRI Physics and Instrumentation

(Three hours theory per week) This course provides students with a basic understanding of the physics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the instrumentation used to acquire images in MRI. A historical perspective leading to the development of MRI, the basic principles of electricity and magnetism, the characteristics of radio frequencies and the phenomenon of resonance are addressed. Application of these principles to MRI pulse sequences and data acquisition are discussed. Hazards associated with strong magnetic fields and radio frequencies are imparted, as are the actual components of the MRI equipment.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • MI 410 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy I
  • MI 411 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy II

Co-requisites:

  • MI 411 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy II

Last updated: 03/17/2020