School Of Medicine

MRI PhysicsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401323.2

Discipline: RADIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
James Nol

401320 Multi-sectional and 3D Human Anatomy AND 401322 Radiobiology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4767 Master of Advanced Imaging (MRI), 4768 Graduate Diploma of Advanced Imaging (MRI) or 4769 Grad Certificate in Advanced Imaging (MRI)

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2022 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit provides the students with a detailed understanding of the design of the different Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanners. Differences in Electromagnets and Superconducting magnets; production of the magnetic field; radiofrequency (RF) energy; the physics behind pulse sequence absorption of RF Energy and MR Property of Protons are explored. This unit briefly explains their application and how they interrelate with essential accessories such as coils to form an image. The unit also explores the various forms of image contrast that can be obtained using MRI, along with various basic and intermediate MRI pulse sequences and image reconstruction techniques. Students will learn the factors that may cause artefact formation, image quality concerns, and an understanding of the noise producing factors. It also focuses on the safety requirements, and the serious consequences if proper safety procedures are not implemented and followed.

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