Suggested Textbooks

For further reading:

Bernstein, Matt A., Kevin F. King, and Xiaohong Joe Zhou. Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences. Boston, MA: Academic Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780120928613.
Good reference on wide range of MRI topics.

Hore, P. J. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780198556824.
Good introduction to NMR phenomenon and easy to read.

Hore, P. J., J. A. Jones, and S. Wimperis. NMR: The Toolkit. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780198504153.
Covers spectroscopy mostly.

Abragam, A. The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1983. ISBN: 9780198520146.
A classic, but very dense and not all that easy to read.

Slichter, C. P. Principles of Magnetic Resonance. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1992. ISBN: 9780387501574.
Also a classic, a bit easier to read than Abragam.

Course Notes (PDF)

Relaxation Paper

Bloembergen, N., E. M. Purcell, and R. V. Pound. “Relaxation Effects in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Absorption.” Physical Review 73 (1948): 679-712.
A classic relaxation paper.

Spin Echo Paper

Hahn, E. L. “Spin Echos.” Physical Review 80 (1950): 580-594.
The first paper to describe the spin echo phenomenon.

Image Encoding Notes (PDF)

Wedeen Paper

Wedeen, V. J., P. Hagmann, W. Y. Tseng, T. G. Reese, and R. M. Weisskoff. “Mapping complex tissue architecture with diffusion spectrum magnetic resonance imaging.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 54 (2005): 1377-86.

History of Functional Neuroimaging

Savoy, R. L. “History and future directions of human brain mapping and functional neuroimaging.” Acta Psychologica 107 (2001): 9-42.

fMRI Encyclopedia

Savoy, R. L. “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).” Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Birkhauser, 1996.

Cautionary Tales

Savoy, Robert L. “Experimental design in brain activation MRI: Cautionary tales.” Brain Research Bulletin 67 (2005): 361–367.

Small Sample Sizes

Savoy, Robert L. “Using Small Numbers of Subjects in fMRI-Based Research.” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 25 (2006): 52-59.

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