Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging,
Edition 4 Physical and Biological Principles
By Stewart C. Bushong, ScD, FACR, FACMP and Geoffrey Clarke, PhD, FACMP

Publication Date: 24 Sept 2014

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Description

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical and Biological Principles, 4th Edition offers comprehensive, well-illustrated coverage on this specialized subject at a level that does not require an extensive background in math and physics. It covers the fundamentals and principles of conventional MRI along with the latest fast imaging techniques and their applications. Beginning with an overview of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism (Part 1), Parts 2 and 3 present an in-depth explanation of how MRI works. The latest imaging methods are presented in Parts 4 and 5, and the final section (Part 6) covers personnel and patient safety and administration issues. This book is perfect for student radiographers and practicing technologists preparing to take the MRI advanced certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

"In summary, this is the best explanation of what lies behind MRI that I have read, taking what can be a dry subject and making it readily understandable and really interesting. I would recommend it to anyone starting their MRI training and anyone trying to teach MRI to others." Reviewed by RAD Magazine, June 2015

 

Key Features

  • Challenge questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your comprehension.
  • Chapter outlines and objectives assist you in following the hierarchy of material in the text.
  • Penguin boxes highlight key points in the book to help you retain the most important information and concepts in the text.

New Features

  • NEW! Two MRI practice exams that mirror the test items in each ARRT category have been added to the end of the text to help you replicate the ARRT exam experience.
  • NEW! Chapter on Partially Parallel Magnetic Resonance Imaging increases the comprehensiveness of the text.
  • NEW! Updated key terms have been added to each chapter with an updated glossary defining each term.
About the author
By Stewart C. Bushong, ScD, FACR, FACMP, Professor of Radiologic Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and Geoffrey Clarke, PhD, FACMP, Professor of Radiology The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas
Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals
1. An Overview of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2. Electricity and Magnetism
3. Nuclear Magnetism
4. Equilibrium-Saturation

Part II: The Magnetic Resonance Image
5. Radiofrequency Pulse Sequences
6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tissue Parameters
7. Manipulating Magnetic Resonance Image Contrast
8. Fourier Transforms in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Part III: The Imaging System
9. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hardware
10. Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets
11. Secondary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnets

Part IV: Image Formation
12. Digital Imaging
13. A Walk Through the Spatial Frequency Domain
14. The Musical Score
15. Magnetic Resonance Images

Part V: Pulse Sequences
16. Spin Echo Imaging
17. Chemical Shift and Magnetization Transfer
18. Steady State Gradient Echo Imaging
19. Hybrid Fast Imaging Techniques
20. Echo Planar Imaging

Part VI: Applications
21. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
22. Partially Parallel Magnetic Resonance Imaging
23. Magnetic Resonance Angiography
24. Perfusion Imaging
25. Diffusion Imaging
26. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Part VII: Safety
27. Contrast Agents and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
28. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Artifacts
29. Biological Effects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
30. Managing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging System

Appendix A: The Bloch Equations
Appendix B: Additional Resources
Practice Examinations
Answers to Challenge Questions
Answers to Practice Examinations
Glossary of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Terms
Index

Book Reviews

"In summary, this is the best explanation of what lies behind MRI that I have read, taking what can be a dry subject and making it readily understandable and really interesting. I would recommend it to anyone starting their MRI training and anyone trying to teach MRI to others." Reviewed by RAD Magazine, June 2015

Book details
ISBN: 9780323073547
Page Count: 516
Illustrations: Approx. 642 illustrations
Retail Price: €63.99