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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1

Introductory Remarks, Course Requirements

Introduction to NMR

Classical Model of the NMR Phenomenon

The Bloch Equations

 
2

Relaxation Mechanisms and Measurement

Proton Relaxation Enhancement

Effects of Magnetic Susceptibility

Introduction to Pulse Sequences

 
3

Review of Rotating Frame

Spin Echos

Ernst Angle

Off-resonance Effects

Assignment 1 due
4

Image Contrast (T1, T2 Weighting)

Basic NMR Spectroscopy

Chemical Shifts, J-coupling

Basic Pulse Sequences in Uncoupled and Coupled Systems

Assignment 2 due
5

Image Encoding

Fourier Transforms and Properties

Image Resolution - Point Spread Function

 
6

Review of k-space Formalism

Review of Resolution and Sampling - Nyquist Rate

MR Image Reconstruction

Gradient and RF Waveforms

 
7 Errors in Imaging (Ghosting)

Assignment 3 due

Midterm Quiz

8 MRI Hardware Overview  
9

Additional Pulse Sequences

Chemical Shift Imaging and Flow Imaging Techniques

2-D and 3-D CSI

Time of Flight and Phase Contrast Flow Imaging

 
10

Guest Lecturer - Van Wedeen, PhD

Diffusion-weighted MR Techniques

 
11

Parallel Imaging

MR Encoding Matrix Formalism

Multiple Coil Formalism

SMASH and SENSE

Assignment 4 due
12

Guest Lecturer - Alan Jasanoff, PhD

Molecular Imaging Techniques

Guest Lecturer - Elfar Adalsteinsson, PhD 
Advanced Image Reconstruction

 
13

Guest Lecturer - Robert Savoy, PhD

Introduction to fMRI and Experiment Design

Assignment 5 due
14 Class Presentations Final Project due

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