BENG 278: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab Course: Winter 2010

Bioengineering 278: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab
Winter Quarter 2010

Instructor: Eric Wong PhD MD
Keck Center for FMRI Room 1011
(858) 822-0564
Lectures: Mondays, 10:00-10:50 AM
Keck Center for fMRI Conference Room 1014
Map to Center
Labs: Wednesdays and Fridays 2:00-3:50 PM
Keck Center for fMRI 3T East Scanner - Room 1023
Office Hours: By Appointment:
Keck Center for FMRI Room 1011
Teaching Assistant: Tim Guo
TA Office hours: By Appointment:
Texts (recommended): 1) Principles of MRI by D.G. Nishimura
2) Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences by Matt A. Bernstein
Prerequisites: BENG 280A or consent of intructor.

Class Information:

  1. Syllabus
  2. Simple K-Space demo in Matlab or Mathematica
  3. Safety Information Safety Lecture and online Safety Test are required for entry into scan room
  4. Coherence Diagrams Klaus Scheffler
  5. EPI/Spiral blurring simulation code
  6. Magnetic Field of a Loop
  7. Matlab Code for Magnetic Field of a Loop from Matlab Central, and a test function
  8. DENSE Motion Mapping Han Wen

Lecture Slides:

  1. Lecture 1 Introduction, Hardware Overview, and Quadrature Detection
  2. Lecture 2 The basic 2D Imaging Pulse sequence
  3. Lecture 3 Echo formation, coherence pathways, and SSFP
  4. Lecture 4 EPI and Spiral
  5. Lecture 5 Artifacts and SNR
  6. Lecture 6 MR Angiography
  7. Lecture 7 RF Coils
  8. Lecture 8 Diffusion Imaging
  9. Lecture 9 Arterial Spin Labeling
  10. Lecture 10 Cardiac MRI

Lab Assignments:

  1. Lab 1 Image reconstruction, B1 mapping, quadrature detection
  2. Lab 2 The basic 2D Imaging Pulse sequence
  3. Lab 3 Generating an Interferogram and balanced SSFP
  4. Lab 4 EPI and spiral
  5. Lab 5 Chemical Shift, SNR and Wraparound
  6. Lab 6 MR Angiography
  7. Lab 7 RF Coils
  8. Lab 8 Diffusion Imaging
  9. Lab 9 Arterial Spin Labeling
  10. Lab 10 Cardiac MRI

Related Links:

  1. Duke Virtual Imaging Lab
  2. The Basics of NMR by Joseph Hornak (an animated on-line book).
  3. MRI Educational Links from the ISMRM site
  4. Lots of cool links and software from Brian Hargreaves' site
  5. Compressed sensing stuff from Michael Lustig's site
  6. MRI Tutorials and Q&A from ReviseMRI
  7. MRI Tutorial from Stuart Clare's Dissertation
  8. MRI Artifacts
  9. Convolution Website

Related Classes on the Web:

  1. BE280A Principles of Biomedical Imaging (taught by Tom Liu at UCSD, the prerequisite to this course)
  2. SOM276A-C fMRI Courses in the UCSD School of Medicine
  3. COGSCI 276 NeuroImaging (taught by M. Sereno at UCSD)
  4. BME530 Medical Imaging Systems (taught by W. Block at Univ. Wisconsin Madison)
  5. BME516 Medical Imaging Systems (taught by D. Noll at Univ. Michigan )
  6. EE369C Medical Image Reconstruction (taught by J. Pauly at Stanford)
  7. EE591 MRI (taught by K. Nayak at USC)
  8. EE691 Advanced Topics in MRI (taught by K. Nayak at USC)
  9. BE248 MRI (taught by M. Tyszka at Caltech)