Magnetic resonance, a phenomenon with a great potential in medicine, but with a complex physical background – Part 2: The basics of magnetic resonance

  • Bojan Božič Inštitut za biofiziko, Medicinska fakulteta Univerza v Ljubljani Lipičeva 2 1000 Ljubljana
  • Luka Kristanc Inštitut za biofiziko, Medicinska fakulteta Univerza v Ljubljani Lipičeva 2 1000 Ljubljana Osnovno zdravstvo Gorenjske ZD Kranj Gosposvetska 10 4000 Kranj
  • Gregor Gomišček Inštitut za biofiziko, Medicinska fakulteta Univerza v Ljubljani Lipičeva 2 1000 Ljubljana Zdravstvena fakulteta Univerza v Ljubljani Zdravstvena pot 5 1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: magnetic resonance, resonance frequency, pulse sequence, spin echo, relaxation time

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging is a very complex diagnostic technique. Therefore, both practical experiences and theoretical understanding is needed for effective diagnostics. It is therefore important that physicians are sufficiently familiar with the basic physical principles of magnetic resonance. In the interpretation of physical concepts, we will rely both on the classical as well as on the quantum-mechanical view of the signal formation in magnetic resonance, which are to some extent complementary. The signal appearance in magnetic resonance imaging will be discussed. A special emphasis will be put on the role of the resonance frequency and the pulse sequences. Furthermore, the spin echo as one of the most used classical signal sequences in diagnostic investigations will be described.

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Božič B, Kristanc L, Gomišček G. Magnetic resonance, a phenomenon with a great potential in medicine, but with a complex physical background – Part 2: The basics of magnetic resonance. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1 [cited 19Oct.2019];82(12). Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/1033
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