Since the first edition was published in 1993, the book has become the standard text for radiographers, technologists, radiology residents, radiologists and even sales representatives on the subject of magnetic resonance imaging. This text is essential reading on postgraduate courses. Furthermore MRI in Practice has come to be known as the number one reference book and study guide in the areas of MR instrumentation, principles, pulse sequences, image acquisition, and imaging parameters for the advanced level examination for MRI offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the USA.
The book explains in clear terms the theory that underpins magnetic resonance so that the capabilities and operation of MRI systems can be fully appreciated and maximised. This fourth edition captures recent advances, and coverage includes: parallel imaging techniques and new sequences such as balanced gradient echo.
Building on the success of the first three editions, the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated. It also now has a companion website which hosts animated versions of a selection of illustrations in the book to aid with the reader's comprehension of some of the more difficult concepts. The website also hosts over 200 interactive self-assessment exercises to help the reader test their understanding.
Catherine Westbrook MSc, FHEA, PgC (HE), DCRR,
CTCert, is a Senior Lecturer and postgraduate pathway
leader at The Faculty of Health & Social Care, Anglia
Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK where she is
responsible for the postgraduate course in MRI.
Catherine is also an independent teaching consultant
lecturing on the MRI in Practice Course and other
renowned international courses and conferences. She
is also the author of Handbook of MRI Technique and
MRI at a Glance, also published by Wiley.
Carolyn Kaut Roth RT (R) (MR) (CT) (M) (CV), FSMRT,
is the CEO of Imaging Education Associates, Berwyn,
Pennsylvania, USA delivering a wide variety of learning
resources in MRI and other imaging modalities.
John Talbot MSc, FHEA, PgC (HE), DCRR, is Senior
Lecturer at The Faculty of Health & Social Care,
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK where he is
responsible for delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate
modules. John is also an independent teaching
consultant lecturing on the MRI in Practice Course and
developing the companion website animations.
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