Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours

Incompatible

MRES7001

Prerequisite

Admission to the Magnetic Resonance Technology, MR-PET, or Molecular Imaging suite of programs.

Assessment methods

Online tutorial and discussion; Assignments; Final Examination

Course coordinator

Professor Ian Brereton (ian.brereton@cai.uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 External External Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This unit of study explores the principles and methods that underpin Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a key molecular imaging technique. Topics covered include Physical principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (MR), underlying mechanisms of relaxation in MR and descriptions of the way in which pulse sequences are able to exploit relaxation to produce contrast.

On completion of this unit, students will have a thorough understanding of the MRI methodology, and the molecular basis for endogenous contrast. The use of contrast agents to modify image contrast and target particular molecular features will be introduced. The factors affecting the accuracy and potential sources of artefact in MRI images will be explored.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2016 External External Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 External External Course Profile