Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Course Name: 
G16.4409 Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Course Outline: 

This course continues from G16.4404 “Fundamentals Concepts of MRI” taught in the fall, and successful completion of the fall course is a prerequisite. Advanced MRI introduces and utilizes mathematical concepts such as the Fourier transform, k-space and the Bloch equations to describe the physical and mathematical principles governing data acquisition, image reconstruction, and image analysis. Topics covered will include diffusion, perfusion, functional brain imaging, cardiac MRI, spectroscopic imaging, RF engineering, non-Cartesian MRI, contrast agents, molecular imaging, musculoskeletal MRI, and PET imaging. This course includes weekly lectures and discussion sessions revolving around assigned research articles. Students are also required to attend research seminars pertinent to this course.

  • RF coils and hardware
  • Advanced techniques for image reconstruction from fully- and undersampled data
  • Contrast agents and molecular imaging
  • Diffusion MRI
  • Perfusion MRI
  • Spectroscopic imaging
  • Cardiac MRI
  • High Field MRI
  • Parallel transmission and imaging
  • Medical image analysis
  • Non-Cartesian MRI
  • PET imaging

E. Mark Haacke et al. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Wiley-Liss 1999
D. G Nishimura. Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Stanford Press 1996

Additional Educational Resources:

  • Paul T. Callaghan. Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Microscopy.
  • Zhi-Pei Liang, Paul C. Lauterbur. Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • Matt A. Bernstein, Kevin F. King, Xiaohong J. Zhou. Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences.

Final grade will consist of class participation (20 points), a midterm seminar report (30 points) and a final project (50 points) for a total of 100 points.

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We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Medical Center from:
 
• The Big George Foundation
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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