PHYS-760 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Lanz Bernard, Xin Lijing, Cudalbu Cristina Ramona, Wenz Daniel, Invited lecturers (see below), Zerbi Valerio

Language: English


Frequency

Every year

Summary

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) will be addressed in detail, along with experimental design, data gathering and processing on MRS, structural and functional MRI in humans and rodents, and hands-on experience with MRI scanners.

Content

Note

Invited lecturers:

M B Cuadra, E. Fornari,  I Jelescu, R. B. van Heeswijk, Stefan Mitrea

Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS); functional MRI; diffusion MRI;  Imaging; MR Hardware; Coil Design;

 

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Know the essential elements in designing a translational study
  • Understand the physical principles of MRI and MRS
  • Know how to establish MRI and MRS acquisition protocols, to perform experiments independently on clinical and preclinical scanners, and to analyze results for the research topic of interest.
  • Explain the basics of organizing a successful MRS experiment, processing/quantification, modeling, and preclinical image processing (volumetry and DWI, ...)
  • Perform an MRI, MRS, DWI, ... and a simple quantification and modeling on provided data
  • Read representative MRS, fMRI and DWI papers
  • Discover the power of interdisciplinary interaction by working on questions and hands-on exercises in groups

Resources

Bibliography

n Vivo NMR Spectroscopy: Principles and Techniques (Robin de Graaf); Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing Perspective (Zhi-Pei Liang & Paul C. Lauterbur)

Websites

In the programs

  • Number of places: 12
  • Exam form: Term paper (session free)
  • Subject examined: CIBM translational MR neuroimaging & spectroscopy
  • Lecture: 36 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 12 Hour(s)
  • Number of places: 12
  • Exam form: Term paper (session free)
  • Subject examined: CIBM translational MR neuroimaging & spectroscopy
  • Lecture: 36 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 12 Hour(s)

Reference week