|RF-Pulses: Design and Applications (ESMRMB)|
Goals of the course
Radio frequency (RF) pulses are the tool by which nuclear spins are forced to do their “gymnastics” which reveals to us the internal structure of bodies and molecules in MRI and NMR experiments. Their properties determine many essential quality and safety aspects of MR techniques, such as the precision of slice selection, homogeneity of image contrast, efficiency of spectral suppression or the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). A good understanding of how RF pulses act on the spins, how they should be chosen and how they can be designed is a great asset for all MR scientists seeking a full control of the instruments they use.
The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth insight into the design and usage of RF pulses in magnetic resonance imaging. Starting from a basic introduction to the physics of RF interaction with the spin system, the course will cover the major pulse design and calculation techniques and provide guidance how to choose suitable pulses in common MRI sequences. A special emphasis will also be put on the design and applications of so-called multidimensional RF pulses, particularly in combination with the concept of parallel RF transmission.
The course will cover
Further Information: https://www.esmrmb.org/education/lectures-on-mr/courses-2019/rf-pulses/
|Ort Zurich / SZ|