In 1971 Dr. Paul C. Lauterbur pioneered spatial information encoding principles that made image formation possible by using magnetic resonance signals. Now Lauterbur, "e;father of the MRI"e;, and Dr. Zhi-Pei Liang have co-authored the first engineering textbook on magnetic resonance imaging. This long-awaited, definitive text will help undergraduate and graduate students of biomedical engineering, biomedical imaging scientists, radiologists, and electrical engineers gain an in-depth understanding of MRI principles.
The authors use a signal processing approach to describe the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging. You will find a clear and rigorous discussion of these carefully selected essential topics:
- Mathematical fundamentals
- Signal generation and detection principles
- Signal characteristics
- Signal localization principles
- Image reconstruction techniques
- Image contrast mechanisms
- Image resolution, noise, and artifacts
- Fast-scan imaging
- Constrained reconstruction
Complete with a comprehensive set of examples and homework problems, Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
is the must-read book to improve your knowledge of this revolutionary technique.