HST.584J / 22.561J Magnetic Resonance Analytic, Biochemical, and Imaging Techniques

Spring 2006

An MRI image of a human brain.
An MRI image of a human brain. (Image courtesy of the A. A. Martinos Center.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive course notes and papers in the readings section, as well as complete assignments with solutions.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to basic NMR theory. Examples of biochemical data obtained using NMR are summarized along with other related experiments. Students participate in detailed study of NMR imaging techniques, including discussions of basic cross-sectional image reconstruction, image contrast, flow and real-time imaging, and hardware design considerations. Exposure to laboratory NMR spectroscopic and imaging equipment is included.
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Prof. Bruce Rosen
Prof. Lawrence Wald

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session