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MRI from Picture to Proton

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  • Date Published: December 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511345609

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  • MRI from Picture to Proton presents the basics of MR practice and theory in a unique way: backwards! The subject is approached just as a new MR practitioner would encounter MRI: starting from the images, equipment and scanning protocols, rather than pages of physics theory. The reader is brought face-to-face with issues pertinent to practice immediately, filling in the theoretical background as their experience of scanning grows. Key ideas are introduced in an intuitive manner which is faithful to the underlying physics but avoids the need for difficult or distracting mathematics. Additional explanations for the more technically inquisitive are given in optional secondary text boxes. The new edition is fully up-dated to reflect the most recent advances, and includes a new chapter on parallel imaging. Informal in style and informed in content, written by recognized effective communicators of MR, this is an essential text for the student of MR.

    • Unique, intuitive, user-friendly approach to teaching MRI - starting with the images themselves, and then explaining the theory
    • The main body of the text provides a comprehensive understanding, with more complex and sophisticated concepts accessible as optional extras in advanced 'boxes'
    • Informal, readable and informative
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Finally there is a book that deals with all aspects of MR practice and theory in a format that will encourage those who are new to this area that they are not out of their depth. All in all I feel this is one of the best written and comprehensive MR texts available for those new to MRI as well as those with years of MR experience under their belts. Authors who are clearly passionate about MR have written this book and they wish to share this passion with the rest of us … the result is a book that I see being an essential piece of reference material to all MR practitioners.' The British Journal of Radiology

    'We can find here replies to questions asked often by staff of MRI devices and by physician-referred patients to MR examinations. I am sure that especially radiologists - teachers and other experts lecturing in radiology will be enthusiastic about this outstanding book.' Physician and Technology

    '… this is a well-written book with a casual syle that includes many excellent graphics and would be a useful addition to any MRI library.' Review in Health Physics

    'This is an excellent and practical book. I thoroughly recommend it.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

    'At last, a book that sensibly explains the new MR techniques of the past few years. … I can say that I found this book well worthwhile, and believe many others will as well.' Doodies

    '… I felt that this single volume book was very easy to read and gave the necessary information required to have a fairly firm grasp of MRI 'from theory to practice'.' Clinical Radiology

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511345609
    • contains: 103 b/w illus. 109 colour illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. MR: what's the attraction?
    2. Early daze: your first week in MR
    3. Seeing is believing: introduction to image contrast
    4. The devil is in the detail: pixels, matrices & slices
    5. What you set is what you get: basic image optimisation
    6. Improving your image: how to avoid artefacts
    7. Spaced out: spatial encoding
    8. Getting in tune: resonance and relaxation
    9. Let's talk technical: MR equipment
    10. But is it safe? Bioeffects
    11. Ghosts in the machine: quality control
    12. Guide to PSJ (pulse sequence jungle)
    13. Go with the flow: MR angiography
    14. A heart-to-heart discussion: cardiac MRI
    15. It's not just squiggles: in-vivo spectroscopy
    16. To BOLDly go: new frontiers
    17. The Parallel Universe: parallel imaging and novel acquisition techniques
    Appendix. Maths revision
    Index.

  • Authors

    Donald W. McRobbie, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
    Donald McRobbie is Head of Radiological & MR Physics and Senior Lecturer in the Radiological Sciences Unit at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

    Elizabeth A. Moore, Philips Medical Systems
    Elizabeth Moore is Principal MR Physicist in the Lysholm Radiological Department of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, in London.

    Martin J. Graves, University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke's NHS Trust
    Martin Graves is Principal Clinical Scientist in MRI at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and his research interests are in cardiovascular and abdominal MR imaging.

    Martin R. Prince, Cornell University, New York
    Martin Prince is Chief of MRI at New York Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also Associate Editor of Radiology for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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