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 40 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. The course is given over two periods of 3.4 days each during the fall term.
Language will be English if international students participates. The students are expected to take part in all course activities.
This course has an upper limit for number of attending students. The maximum number of students is 15 in total for MEDT8009 and MEDT8011 together. The reason is that these two courses run with a coordinated time schedule for hands on lab exercises on MR-scanners with limited access. This course will not be held if the total number of attending students is below 5 participants.

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.

Recommended previous knowledge

Background Master's Degree or similar. Medical students at The Student Research Programme. Basic physic background preferable.Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Information will be given at first lecture

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY8407 4.0 2009.01.09
FY8408 4.0 2009.01.09
MEDT8009 4.0 2009.01.09



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Oral examination 100/100 D 2013.06.12
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.