19-313 TECHNOLOGY OF MRI
Ed Barnes, Mondays 2 - 4 pm
Sonoran Room: November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2
The development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has provided an extremely valuable tool to visualize structures in the body and to diagnose disease. This course will explain how MR images are formed using magnetic fields and electromagnetic energy. The class will start with basic physical principles and how they are used to create a signal and how that signal is mapped to form an image. Ways in which professionals manipulate image contrast to provide valuable diagnostic information in the images will be covered. No background in medical imaging or physics is needed; however, individuals without some technical background will find this course presents a challenge. This course will not help you interpret your own MR images but will help you appreciate the power of the technology creating those images.