MRI from Picture to Proton

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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.

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The simplest and clearest MRI textbook that I have found that avoids over-simplifying or introducing erroneous explanations of complicated aspects like spatial encoding.

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Further reading
your first week in MR
introduction to image
pixels matrices
Further reading
how to avoid
spatial encoding
MR equipment
But is it safe? Bioeffects
Part B The specialist stuff
a guide to
MR angiography
in vivo


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About the author (2007)

Donald McRobbie is Head of Radiological & MR Physics and Senior Lecturer in the Radiological Sciences Unit at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

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

Martin Graves is Principal Clinical Scientist in MRI at Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, and his research interests are in cardiovascular and abdominal MR imaging.

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.