MRS555 Advanced Principles in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (16)

This subject covers advanced physical principles and imaging techniques including instrumentation in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It briefly reviews the foundational physics of MRI and extensively considers the physics of advanced principles and techniques. The following subject topics will be covered: perfusion, fMRI, non-proton imaging, MR angiography, MR spectroscopy, diffusion, 3D sequences, MR contrast, fat suppression techniques and K-space sampling as well as coil design, MRI safety and MRI quality assurance.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS555. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss and apply the foundational physics principles of MRI;
  • be able to evaluate, analyse and critically discuss the advanced principles of MRI covered in this subject and professionally communicate this information using discipline terminology;
  • be able to assess quality in MRI and recommend improvements in clinical protocol designs; and
  • be able to explain and assess coil and other MR hardware designs taking into account safety considerations.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The foundational physics and principles of MRI (covered briefly, as revision),
  • Coil and other MR hardware designs,
  • Perfusion,
  • fMRI,
  • MR angiography,
  • MR spectroscopy,
  • Non proton imaging,
  • Diffusion,
  • 3D sequences,
  • Fat suppression techniques,
  • K-space sampling,
  • MR contrast,
  • MR safety,
  • MR quality assurance.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MRS555 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Online activities
15
2
Review and discussion paper 1
15
3
Review and discussion paper 2
15
4
Review and discussion paper 3
15
5
Final exam
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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