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RAD 456: Advanced Techniques in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

i) The main learning outcomes:

1)        The Students should be able to identify the theory and the physical principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

2)        The student should also be able to describe various imaging parameters and identify their effect in improving image quality.

3)        The student should have enough knowledge in MRI safety and hazard      

ii) Course Description 

Theory of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MR signal generation and its characteristics; T1 & T2.

MR Image Formation and the Use of Gradient Field.

Slice selection and signal localization methods

MR image Parameters and their effects in image quality

MRI Instrumentation.

Basic MRI sequences.

MRI Safety and Hazards


(iii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop that knowledge

1)      Interactive and informative lectures and tutorials to enhance student learning of MR imaging.

2)      Data show presentation (PowerPoint).

3)      Discussion that allow the student to talk, listen and read regarding the topic.

4)      Stimulating the student and faculty to work together.

5)      Integrating information technology by using Internet and electronic mail for enhancing, updates and to increase student understanding of difficult concepts.

6)      Involve the students in projects involving MR education.

7)      Attend local symposium and workshop.


v) Methods of assessment of students cognitive skills

·        Exam, case reports and class discussion.

·        Assignment and oral presentation.

·        Oral discussion.


vi) Recommended Books

MRI In Practice.

by Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth, John Talbot, Carolyn Kaut-Roth, 2005, Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 978-1-4051-2787-5


MRI From Picture to Protons.

by Torsten B. Moeller, M.D.Emil Reif, M.D., 2003 Georg Thieme Verlag, ISBN 3-13-130581-9



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