Our literary philosophy is that MRI books for clinicians should be written by clinicians who can therefore speak the same language as the reader. The application of theory to practice is at the forefront of our approach. For the most part, clinicians involved in MRI are not physicists or mathematicians and prefer to understand how the theory relates to what they actually do when they are sitting in the hot-seat - behind an MRI console with a day-long list of patients to examine!
MRI presents an overwhelming choice of parameters and choices for the user, all of which have a trade-off in terms of scan-time and image quality, the operator needs to know what these are - in an easily digestible and understandable format. The key is that our books (and our lectures) use simple language, relevant analogies and clear diagrams that are always related to practice.
Since the first edition was published in 1993, the book has become the standard text for radiographers, technologists, radiology residents, and radiologists 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 third 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.
MRI in Practice 4th ed. also available as an Apple iBook
Now entering its fourth edition, the market-leading Handbook of MRI Technique has been fully revised and updated to incorporate new technologies and developments essential to good practice. Written specifically for technologists and highly illustrated, it guides the uninitiated through scanning techniques and helps more experienced technologists to improve image quality. The fourth edition features stunning new anatomical illustrations by John Talbot.
The first part of the book considers the main aspects of theory that relate to scanning and also includes practical tips on gating, equipment use, patient care and safety, and information on contrast media. The second half provides step-by-step instruction for examining each anatomical area, beginning with a basic anatomy section followed by sections on indications, patient positioning, equipment, artefacts and tips on optimising image quality.
Written by an international team of technologists from the United States, United Kingdom and Europe:
MRI at a Glance encapsulates essential MRI physics knowledge. Illustrated in full colour throughout, its concise text explains complex information, to provide the perfect revision aid. It includes topics ranging from magnetism to safety, k-space to pulse sequences, and image contrast to artefacts.
This third edition has been fully updated, with revised diagrams and new pedagogy, including 55 key points, tables, scan tips, equations, and learning points. There is also an expanded glossary and new appendices on optimizing image quality, parameters and trade–offs.
A companion website is also available at www.ataglanceseries.com/mri featuring animations, interactive multiple choice questions, and scan tips to improve your own MRI technique.
MRI at a Glance is ideal for student radiographers and MRI technologists, especially those undertaking the American Registry of Radiation Technologist (ARRT) MRI examination, as well as other health professionals involved in MRI.