Magnetic resonance imaging: Physics basics for the cardiologist

Vassiliou, Vassilios S. ORCID:, Cameron, Donnie ORCID:, Prasad, Sanjay K. and Gatehouse, Peter D. (2018) Magnetic resonance imaging: Physics basics for the cardiologist. JRSM Cardiovascular Disease, 7. ISSN 2048-0040

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Magnetic resonance imaging physics can be a complex and challenging topic for the practising cardiologist. Its evolving nature and the increasing number of novel sequences used in clinical scanning have been topics of excellent reviews; however, the basic understanding of physics underlying the creation of images remains difficult for many cardiologists. In this review, we go back to the basic physics theories underpinning magnetic resonance and explain their application and use in achieving good quality cardiac imaging, whilst describing established and novel magnetic resonance sequences. By understanding these basic principles, it is anticipated that cardiologists and other health professionals will then appreciate more advanced physics manuscripts on cardiac scanning and novel sequences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardiology,techniques,computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging,diagnostic testing
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 10:33
DOI: 10.1177/2048004018772237

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