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MRI from Picture to Proton


  • 103 b/w illus. 109 colour illus.
  • Page extent: 406 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 1.139 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.07/548
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC78.7.N83 M756 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Magnetic resonance imaging

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521865272)

  • There was also a Paperback of this title but it is no longer available | Adobe eBook
  • Published February 2007

Replaced by 9780521683845

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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.

• Unique, intuitive, user-friendly approach to teaching MRI - starting with the images themselves, and then explaining the theory • The main body of the text provides a comprehensive understanding, with more complex and sophisticated concepts accessible as optional extras in advanced 'boxes' • Informal, readable and informative


1. MR: what's the attraction?; 2. Early daze: your first week in MR; 3. Seeing is believing: introduction to image contrast; 4. The devil is in the detail: pixels, matrices & slices; 5. What you set is what you get: basic image optimisation; 6. Improving your image: how to avoid artefacts; 7. Spaced out: spatial encoding; 8. Getting in tune: resonance and relaxation; 9. Let's talk technical: MR equipment; 10. But is it safe? Bioeffects; 11. Ghosts in the machine: quality control; 12. Guide to PSJ (pulse sequence jungle); 13. Go with the flow: MR angiography; 14. A heart-to-heart discussion: cardiac MRI; 15. It's not just squiggles: in-vivo spectroscopy; 16. To BOLDly go: new frontiers; 17. The Parallel Universe: parallel imaging and novel acquisition techniques; Appendix. Maths revision; Index.


'Finally there is a book that deals with all aspects of MR practice and theory in a format that will encourage those who are new to this area that they are not out of their depth. All in all I feel this is one of the best written and comprehensive MR texts available for those new to MRI as well as those with years of MR experience under their belts. Authors who are clearly passionate about MR have written this book and they wish to share this passion with the rest of us … the result is a book that I see being an essential piece of reference material to all MR practitioners.' The British Journal of Radiology

'We can find here replies to questions asked often by staff of MRI devices and by physician-referred patients to MR examinations. I am sure that especially radiologists - teachers and other experts lecturing in radiology will be enthusiastic about this outstanding book.' Physician and Technology

'… this is a well-written book with a casual syle that includes many excellent graphics and would be a useful addition to any MRI library.' Review in Health Physics

'This is an excellent and practical book. I thoroughly recommend it.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'At last, a book that sensibly explains the new MR techniques of the past few years. … I can say that I found this book well worthwhile, and believe many others will as well.' Doodies

'… I felt that this single volume book was very easy to read and gave the necessary information required to have a fairly firm grasp of MRI 'from theory to practice'.' Clinical Radiology

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