ECE 480: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Fall 2023)
Course Outline
Introduction
Tomographic Imaging Principles
 Fourier Transform Imaging
 Radon Transform Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Concepts: Signal Generation
 Spin, magnetic moment, and nuclear magnetism
 RF excitations
 Spinspin relaxation and spinlattice relaxation
 Free induction decay and echo formation
Imaging Principles: Signal Localization
 Selective excitations
 kspace imaging methods
 Phase encoding
 Frequency encoding
 kspace trajectories
Midterm Exam
Image Reconstruction Techniques
 Image reconstruction from Fourierspace data
 Image reconstruction from Radonspace data
Image Contrast Mechanisms
 ρweighted, T1weighted, T2weighted, T2*weighted, diffusionweighted contrasts
 Typical imaging sequences
Image Resolution and Artifacts
 Resolution limitation
 Image artifacts due to nonideal conditions
Selected Topics
 Fast imaging
 Biomedical applications
Final exam
