MRI in Practice

Author: Catherine Westbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118273869
Release Date: 2011-10-24
Genre: Medical

Since the first edition was published in 1993, MRI in Practice has become the standard text for radiographers, technologists, radiology residents, radiologists and even sales representatives on the subject of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This text is essential reading on undergraduate and postgraduate MRI courses. Furthermore MRI in Practice has come to be known as the number one reference book and study guide in the areas of MR instrumentation, principles, pulse sequences, image acquisition, and imaging parameters for the advanced level examination for MRI offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the USA. The book explains in clear terms the theory that underpins magnetic resonance so that the capabilities and operation of MRI systems can be fully appreciated and maximised. This fourth edition captures recent advances, and coverage includes: parallel imaging techniques and new sequences such as balanced gradient echo. Building on the success of the first three editions, the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated. The book now comes with a companion website at which hosts animated versions of a selection of illustrations in the book that are used on the MRI in Practice Course. These animations and accompanying text are aimed at helping the reader’s comprehension of some of the more difficult concepts. The website also hosts over 200 interactive self-assessment exercises to help the reader test their understanding. MRI in Practice features: Full color illustrations Logical presentation of the theory and applications of MRI A new page design A companion website at featuring interactive multiple choice questions, short answer questions PLUS animations of more complex concepts from the book For more information on the MRI in Practice Course and other learning resources by Westbrook and Talbot, please visit

Cardiovascular MRI in Practice

Author: John Grizzard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848000902
Release Date: 2008-11-03
Genre: Medical

Cardiovascular MR imaging has become a robust, clinically useful mod- ity, and the rapid pace of innovation and important information it conveys have attracted many students whose goal is to become adept practitioners. In turn, many excellent textbooks have been written to aid this process. These books are necessary and useful in helping the student learn the underlying pulse sequences used in CMR, as well as the imaging findings in a variety of disorders. However, one of the difficulties inherent in learning CMR from a book is that the printed format is not the ideal medium to d- play the dynamic imaging that comprises a typical CMR case. For instance, it may be difficult to perceive focal areas of wall motion abnormality on serial static pictures, but these abnormalities are often easily seen on cine loops. One might say that trying to learn CMR solely from a standard textbook with illustrations is like trying to learn to drive by looking at snapshots obtained through the windshield of a moving car. The learner needs to see the cardiac motion and decide if it is normal or abnormal; he or she needs to be in the driver’s seat. An additional limitation of the ava- able textbooks on CMR is that while they often have superb illustrations of abnormal findings, these images have been preselected.

Breast MRI in Practice

Author: Alan Coulthard
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781841841373
Release Date: 2001-12-20
Genre: Medical

This highly illustrated book provides practical and pragmatic guidance in breast MRI for all professionals involved in breast imaging or the care of patients with breast diseases.

MRI in Clinical Practice

Author: Gary Liney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846281624
Release Date: 2007-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

'MRI in Clinical Practice' provides an easily accessible source of reference material to supplement existing texts, distilling a wide breadth of theoretical and practical information into a pocket-sized manual. The book covers the basic Physics behind MRI, quality assurance, up-to-date safety guidelines and a useful gallery of image artefacts. Part of the book focuses on the specific areas of the body in which MRI is currently exploited, describing how MRI is performed in practice. As well as covering routine clinical techniques, the latest advanced methods (e.g. spectroscopy, fMRI, diffusion, high field MRI) are discussed and placed into the context of clinical application. Written from both a Physics and Radiological point-of-view, the book has a wide multidisciplinary appeal and is specifically targeted at MRI practitioners or trainees, as well as post-graduate students, physicists, radiographers and radiologists.

Studyguide for Mri in Practice by Westbrook Catherine

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 1478469560
Release Date: 2013-05

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

MRI in Practice

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781478443087
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to MRI in Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

MRI from Picture to Proton

Author: Donald W. McRobbie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139457194
Release Date: 2007-02-15
Genre: Medical

MRI from Picture to Proton presents the basics of MR practice and theory in a unique way: backwards! The subject is approached just as a new MR practitioner would encounter MRI: starting from the images, equipment and scanning protocols, rather than pages of physics theory. The reader is brought face-to-face with issues pertinent to practice immediately, filling in the theoretical background as their experience of scanning grows. Key ideas are introduced in an intuitive manner which is faithful to the underlying physics but avoids the need for difficult or distracting mathematics. Additional explanations for the more technically inquisitive are given in optional secondary text boxes. The new edition is fully up-dated to reflect the most recent advances, and includes a new chapter on parallel imaging. Informal in style and informed in content, written by recognized effective communicators of MR, this is an essential text for the student of MR.

MRI at a Glance

Author: Catherine Westbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119053538
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Highly Commended at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2016 MRI at a Glance encapsulates essential MRI physics knowledge. Illustrated in full colour throughout, its concise text explains complex information, to provide the perfect revision aid. It includes topics ranging from magnetism to safety, K space to pulse sequences, and image contrast to artefacts. This third edition has been fully updated, with revised diagrams and new pedagogy, including 55 key points, tables, scan tips, equations, and learning points. There is also an expanded glossary and new appendices on optimizing image quality, parameters and trade-offs. A companion website is also available at featuring animations, interactive multiple choice questions, and scan tips to improve your own MRI technique. MRI at a Glance is ideal for student radiographers and MRI technologists, especially those undertaking the American Registry of Radiation Technologist (ARRT) MRI examination, as well as other health professionals involved in MRI.


Author: Ray Hashman Hashemi
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451148718
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Genre: Medical

Now in its updated Third Edition, MRI: The Basics is an easy-to-read, clinically relevant introduction to the physics behind MR imaging. The book features large-size, legible equations, state-of-the-art images, instructive diagrams, and questions and answers that are ideal for board review. The American Journal of Radiology praised the previous edition as "an excellent text for introducing the basic concepts to individuals interested in clinical MRI." This edition spans the gamut from basic physics to multi-use MR options to specific applications, and has dozens of new images. Coverage reflects the latest advances in MRI and includes completely new chapters on k-space, parallel imaging, cardiac MRI, and MR spectroscopy.

Planning and Positioning in MRI

Author: Anne Bright
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISBN: 9780729539852
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

A comprehensive highly visual reference to the planning and positioning of the patient and the coil in MR imaging. Anne Bright, Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia.

Handbook of MRI Technique

Author: Catherine Westbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118661611
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Genre: Medical

Now entering its fourth edition, the market-leading Handbook of MRI Technique has been fully revised and updated to incorporate new technologies and developments essential to good practice. Written specifically for technologists and highly illustrated, it guides the uninitiated through scanning techniques and helps more experienced technologists to improve image quality. The first part of the book considers the main aspects of theory that relate to scanning and also includes practical tips on gating, equipment use, patient care and safety, and information on contrast media. The second half provides step-by-step instruction for examining each anatomical area, beginning with a basic anatomy section followed by sections on indications, patient positioning, equipment, artefacts and tips on optimizing image quality. Written by an international team of technologists from the United States, United Kingdom and Europe Suitable for users for all types of MRI systems Now includes key points throughout for quick reference Companion website at with self-assessment and image flashcards Handbook of MRI Technique continues to be the ideal support both for radiographers new to MRI and for regular users looking for information on alternative techniques and suggestions on protocol modifications.

Imperial Technoscience

Author: Amit Prasad
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262026956
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The origin of modern science is often located in Europe and the West. This Euro/West-centrism relegates emergent practices elsewhere to the periphery, undergirding analyses of contemporary transnational science and technology with traditional but now untenable hierarchical categories. In this book, Amit Prasad examines features of transnationality in science and technology through a study of MRI research and development in the United States, Britain, and India. In an analysis that is both theoretically nuanced and empirically robust, Prasad unravels the entangled genealogies of MRI research, practice, and culture in these three countries. Prasad follows sociotechnical trails in relation to five aspects of MRI research: invention, industrial development, market, history, and culture. He first examines the well-known dispute between American scientists Paul Lauterbur and Raymond Damadian over the invention of MRI, then describes the post-invention emergence of the technology, as the center of MRI research shifted from Britain to the U.S; the marketing of the MRI and the transformation of MRI research into a corporate-powered "Big Science"; and MRI research in India, beginning with work in India's nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) laboratories in the 1940s. Finally, he explores the different dominant technocultures in each of the three countries, analyzing scientific cultures as shifting products of transnational histories rather than static products of national scientific identities and cultures. Prasad's analysis offers not only an innovative contribution to current debates within science and technology studies but also an original postcolonial perspective on the history of cutting-edge medical technology.

Review Questions for MRI

Author: Carolyn Kaut Roth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118535974
Release Date: 2013-01-28
Genre: Medical

** New revised second edition now available, with errors corrected and content fully updated ** The second edition of the classic text has been revised and extended to meet the needs of today’s practising and training MRI technologists who intend to sit for the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) examination. It provides Q&As on topics listed in the content specifications offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (AART) and offers the user with a comprehensive review of the principles and applications of MRI to prepare them for the examination.

Lippincott s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Review

Author: Gregory L. Wheeler
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0397551568
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Medical

Here's the perfect review tool for radiologic technologists taking the ARRT's Advanced Qualifications Examination in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's packed with over 700 questions and answers covering all aspects of MRI. Detailed explanations of answers and references for further study help reinforce problem areas.