Advances in magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) have resulted in developing techniques such as functional brain imaging, diffusion imaging, delayed contrast enhanced imaging, and tagged imaging. These techniques offer insights into the brain and cardiac structure and function. With increased availability of these techniques in clinical MRI machines, they are now entering clinical practice for the evaluation of neuro and cardiovascular disease. This course presents the underlying physical foundation of MRI, with a focus on more advanced techniques and their application in clinical research and practice. Topics that are covered include functional MRI, diffusion weighted imaging and techniques for mapping white matter fiber bundles, and cardiac cine and tagged imaging. Attention is also drawn to possible artifacts and pitfalls.
EN.585.615 Mathematical Methods for Applied Biomedical Engineering or EN.535.641 Mathematical Methods for Engineers or a written permission from the instructor.