MRI in Practice 4th Edition PDF

MRI in Practice 4th Edition PDF



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Preface

MRI in Practice has become one of the bestselling books in its genre. First published in 1993, it was pioneering in that it was written by radiographers rather than physicists or radiologists and it attempted to provide a basic understanding of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physics to the clinical masses. These MRI practitioners are not always interested in complex mathematics but just want to know how it essentially ‘ all works ’ and how to manipulate parameters to acquire the best images. When MRI in Practice was first published, it is fair to say that it attracted some criticism, mainly for being too simplistic. However, it quickly became a bestseller and I received many messages from grateful readers who found the book a life saver. Some commented that aft er reading MRI in Practice , subjects that had eluded them for years were suddenly understandable as though a ‘ light had been switched on in their head ’ .
Over the years, MRI in Practi ce has grown from strength to strength. Despite other books coming onto the market, its readership has increased. It has been translated into several languages and is used by tens of thousands of readers from all over the world. The accompanying MRI in Practi ce course is now 18 years old. John Talbot and I teach the course and it is based on the book. We deliver this course about 20 ti mes a year, in 14 countries, and have met thousands of MRI practi ti oners, many of whom have joined our MRI in Practi ce community.
The last edition of MRI in Practice saw the book emerge in glorious technicolor and this edition goes one step further. In response to feedback from the readers, Chapters 3 and 5 have been given a gentle rewrite to more clearly explain topics such as sampling, data acquisition and the latest sequences. Some of the diagrams have been overhauled and the glossary has been updated. However, the main change in this edition is the online element of the book. This provides some 3D animations from the MRI in Practice course with accompanying explanatory text that really make the book come alive. The online element also contains many questions and answers so that readers can test what they have learned. The online presence of the book is something I hope to develop further in the future, so that MRI practitioners can use MRI in Practice ‘ on the go’.
I hope that the many fans of MRI in Practice around the world continue to enjoy and learn from it. A big thank you to all of you for your continued support and loyalty.


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