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MRI from Picture to Proton
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Table of Contents

Glossary; 1. MR: what's the attraction?; Part A. The Basic Stuff: 2. Early daze: your first week in MR; 3. Seeing is believing: introduction to image contrast; 4. Lost in the pulse sequence jungle?; 5. The devil's in the detail: pixels, matrices and slices; 6. What you set is what you get: basic image optimisation; 7. Improving your image: how to avoid artefacts; 8. Spaced out: spatial encoding; 9. Getting in tune: resonance and relaxation; 10. Let's talk technical: MR equipment; 11. Ghosts in the machine: quality control; Part B. The Specialist Stuff: 12. Acronyms anonymous I: spin echo; 13. Acronyms anonymous II: gradient echo; 14. The parallel universe: parallel imaging and novel acquisition techniques; 15. Go with the flow: MR angiography; 16. A heart-to-heart discussion: cardiac MRI; 17. It's not just squiggles: in vivo spectroscopy; 18. To BOLDly go: fMRI, perfusion and diffusion; 19. Making it count: quantitative MRI; 20. But is it safe? Bio-effects; 21. Where are we going now?; Appendix: maths revision; Index.

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This new edition includes the latest on quantitative MR, safety, multi-band excitation, Dixon imaging and MR elastography.

About the Author

Donald W. McRobbie is Chief Medical Physicist for South Australian Medical Imaging, Adelaide, Australia. Elizabeth A. Moore manages the Advanced Solutions Department at Philips Healthcare in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Martin J. Graves is Consultant Clinical Scientist in the Department of Radiology at Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge.

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Review of first edition: '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.' The British Journal of Radiology
Review of first edition: 'I am sure that especially radiologists, teachers and other experts lecturing in radiology will be enthusiastic about this outstanding book.' Physician and Technology
Review of first edition: '... this is a well-written book with a casual style that includes many excellent graphics and would be a useful addition to any MRI library.' Health Physics
Review of first edition: 'This is an excellent and practical book. I thoroughly recommend it.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
Review of second edition: '... easy to read and gave the necessary information required to have a fairly firm grasp of MRI from theory to practice.' Clinical Radiology
'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.' Doody's Review Service (www.doody.com)
Review of first edition: '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.' The British Journal of Radiology
Review of first edition: 'I am sure that especially radiologists, teachers and other experts lecturing in radiology will be enthusiastic about this outstanding book.' Physician and Technology
Review of first edition: '... this is a well-written book with a casual style that includes many excellent graphics and would be a useful addition to any MRI library.' Health Physics
Review of first edition: 'This is an excellent and practical book. I thoroughly recommend it.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
Review of second edition: '... easy to read and gave the necessary information required to have a fairly firm grasp of MRI from theory to practice.' Clinical Radiology
'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.' Doody's Review Service (www.doody.com)

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