MEDT8011 - Introduction to MR Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes D

Course content

This course covers the basic of MR physics, with emphasis on imaging.
The following topics are included: phenomenon of nuclear magnetic
resonance, spin physics, Fourier transformation, basic pulse sequences,
contrast in MR, MR hardware, practical considerations, general clinical
applications of MRI, including new methods such as functional MRI,
perfusion and diffusion MRI, and clinical MR spectroscopy. Investigative
procedures for MRI of brain, heart and cancer. Use of MR in biomedical
and biotechnological research.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student:
1 Should know the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging.
2 Should be able to describe principles of spatial coding in MRI.
3 Should be able to explain the basic outlay of the spin and gradiet echo sequences.
4 Should know the main components of an MR system.
5 Should be able to describe diffusion weighted, perfusion weighted, angiography, functional MRI, and what these sequences are used for.
6 Should know about conbtrast agents in MRI; including which contrast agents are avaliablem sequebce types used, and areas of use in medicine and research.
7 Should be able to discuss factors influencing image quality, including recognize common artifacts and the the origin of these.
8 Should know of possible health risks connected to the use of MRI, including the use of caontrst agents.
9 Should know about different areas within research, medicine, and industry where MR methods are used.
10 Should have peformed a MRI experiment and analyzed the results in a group, and presented this with the group to the other students in the course.

Learning methods and activities

The course is module based and consists of 14 double lectures, plus demonstrations, practical assignments and oral presentations.
Language will be English if international students participates. The students are expected to take part in all course activities.

The maximum number of students is 18 in total. The reason is limited resources for the practical exercises. This course will not be held if the total number of attending students is below 5 participants.

If it is technical possible all the lectures will be broadcasted over the web or made available in digital format. This to make the course available for external student outside NTNU. However, the final decision on this will not be taken before summer 2014. Students that are interested should contact "emneansvarlig" for more information before signing up for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group exercises and oral presentation
  • Teorethical group assignment with presentation

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Course materials

Information will be given at first lecture

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY8407 4.0 2009-09-01
FY8408 4.0 2009-09-01
MEDT8009 4.0 2009-09-01



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Oral examination 100/100 D 2014-12-17
Spring Oral examination 100/100 D
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.