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Electromagnetics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Physical principles, related applications, and ongoing developments
Christopher M Collins


In the past few decades, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become an indispensable tool in modern medicine. But for all its utility and prevalence, it is much less commonly understood and less readily explained than other common medical imaging techniques. In this book, MRI will be explained with emphasis on the magnetic fields required, their generation, their concomitant electric fields, the various interactions of all these fields with the subject being imaged, and the implications of these interactions to image quality and patient safety. Simple explanations and Illustrations combined with pertinent equations are designed to help the reader rapidly gain a fundamental understanding and an appreciation of this technology as it is used today, as well as ongoing advances that will increase its value in the future.

About Editors

Christopher Collins is a Professor in the Department of Radiology at the New York University School of Medicine. His research interest lies in the engineering and safety of electromagnetic fields in magnetic resonance imaging.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: 1. Fundamentals of MRI - Fields and Basic Pulse Sequences / 2. Fundamentals of Signal-to-Noise Ratio / 3. Fields and Hardware for MRI / 4. Tissue/Field Interactions, MRI Safety, and Field-Related Image Artifacts / 5. MRI-Based Measurement of Field Distributions and Tissue Heating / 6. Recent and Ongoing Developments / 7. Conclusion


Paperback ISBN: 9780750328173

Ebook ISBN: 9781681741475

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4083-6

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Series: IOP Series in Electromagnetics and Metamaterials


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