This course will provide a largely non-mathematical introduction to the principles of MRI, and is therefore accessible to students with varied backgrounds. Topics covered include the basics of nuclear magnetic resonance, image formation and the properties of images, contrast mechanisms and how to exploit them, basic instrumentation for MRI, and an introduction to clinical and biological applications. Several advanced topics such as angiography, diffusion and perfusion imaging, covered more fully in the “Advanced MRI” course, will be introduced. This course includes weekly lectures, discussion sessions revolving around assigned research articles, and practical labs pertinent to material covered in the lectures.
Course Director: Glyn Johnson (212) 263-8746
Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Spring)
This course continues from “Fundamentals of MRI” taught in the fall, and successful completion of the fall course is a prerequisite. Advanced MRI introduces and utilizes mathematical concepts such as the Fourier transform, k-space and the Bloch equations to describe the physical and mathematical principles governing data acquisition and image reconstruction. Topics covered will include diffusion, perfusion, functional brain imaging, cardiac MRI, spectroscopic imaging, clinical MRI, rf engineering, contrast agents and molecular imaging. This course includes weekly lectures, discussion sessions revolving around assigned research articles, and practical labs pertinent to material covered in the lectures.
Course Director: Qun Chen (212) 263-3308
Foundations of Cell and Molecular Biology I and II(Description Coming Soon)