eLearning: Basic Course on Applied MR Techniques

The eLearning course will take place in autumn 2019. Furthermore, the course extends over a period of six consecutive weeks consisting of six modules taking place always at 6 pm (CET) on the following Mondays:

Please note: There will be no Session on September 30 and October 7 due to the ESMRMB Annual Meeting!

 

Monday 02.09.2019
Monday 09.09.2018
Monday 16.09.2019
Monday 23.09.2019
Monday 14.10.2019
Monday 24.10.2019
Course Programme

Module 1: The physical basis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Part I
J. Reichenbach

  • Spin and magnetic moment
  • Spin precession and Larmor frequency
  • Magnetic properties of nuclei
  • Microscopic magnetism
  • Spin-lattice relaxation
  • Transverse magnetization and transverse relaxation
  • Return to equilibrium and its parameters T1 and T2

 

Module 2: The physical basis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Part II
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  • Short recapitulation of module 1
  • Radiofrequency pulse
  • The magnetic resonance signal
  • The Fourier transform
  • Information available from NMR
  • Magnetic field, gradients of magnetic field
  • Introduction to magnetic resonance imaging

 

Module 3: Magnetic resonance imaging: formation of the image
F. Breuer

  • Short recapitulation of modules 1 and 2
  • Spatial encoding
    • Magnetic field gradients
    • Slice / volume selection
    • Frequency encoding
    • Phase encoding
    • 2D/3D k-space
  • Image reconstruction
    • Image resolution
    • FOV / aliasing

 

Module 4: Basic clinical sequences, tissue contrast and image quality
F. Schick

  • Short recapitulation: spins, magnetization, RF excitation, relaxation
  • Contrast: proton density, T1 and T2 weighting
  • Cartesian spatial encoding
  • Gradient echo and spin echo
  • Fast spin echo / fast gradient echo sequences
  • Steady state free precession
  • Image quality issues
  • Main artifacts

 

Module 5: Fat suppression, contrast agents & contrast-enhanced MR angiography
B. Jung

  • Different fat suppression techniques: STIR, FatSat, SPAIR, water excitation, Dixon imaging
  • Introduction to contrast agents
    • Gadolinium based
    • Special contrast agents
    • Safety of contrast agents
  • Contrast enhanced MR angiography

 

Module 6: MR hardware and safety aspects
F. Felblinger

  • Magnets and cryogeny
  • Gradient coils
  • Radiofrequency coils
  • Metal in a magnetic field
  • Gradient intensity and slew rate
  • Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
  • Safety limits
Registration Fees

Early Registration Fee
(until 8 weeks prior to the course)

Regular fee
Physicists, Physicians, Chemists and other professionals with equivalent university degree

ESMRMB Members* € 100
ESR Members* € 150
Non-Members € 200

Reduced fee**
Juniors, Radiographers, Seniors

ESMRMB Members* € 50
ESR Members* € 80
Non-Members € 100

Late Registration Fee
(from 8 weeks prior to the course)

Regular fee
Physicists, Physicians, Chemists and other professionals with equivalent university degree

ESMRMB Members* € 130
ESR Members* € 180
Non-Members € 230

Reduced fee**
Juniors, Radiographers, Seniors

ESMRMB Members* € 80
ESR Members* € 110
Non-Members € 130
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