RAT3101 - Introduction to MRI


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 1 hours

Course content

The course contains 5 topics: MR physics with contrast mechanisms (T1, T2, T2*, contrast agents), MRI hardware, MR safety, image formation and MR pulse sequences. In addition; literature search, scientific writing and e-learning platform.

Learning outcome

Candidates that completed the course should have achieved:
The student:

Can describe the hardware of an MRI scanner
Understands and can describe the basic physics of MRI
Can explain the reasons for contrast in MR images
Can explain theoretical and practical safety issues of an MRI examination
Understands and can describe different pulse sequences
Understands the mechanisms for image formation in MRI

Can evaluate imaging parameters and perform image optimalization
Can describe and apply different pulse sequences
Can search for relevant literature and write assignments according to scientific guidelines

General competence:
Can apply MRI theory for practical MR imaging purposes
Can reflect and communicate on professional topics within the course cntent

Learning methods and activities

Lectures on campus and group assignments. Lectures are being held over 3-4 days early in the semester. Students must deliver and receive approval on 5 compulsory assignments. Course material will be available through the e-learning platform; scientific papers, links to web-pages, short movies (animations, lectures), tests and discussion boards with students and lecturers.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment
  • Assignment
  • Assignment
  • Assignment
  • Assignment

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Advanced programme in magnetic resonance part time (MTVMRDEL)
Medical Imaging Technologies (MMEDBT)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

McRobbie et al. From picture to proton.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HMMR4001 7.5 01.09.2020
RAT6101 7.5 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medicine
  • Radiography
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2020-12-18

Submission 2020-12-18

Release 09:00

Submission 10:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-03-04

Submission 2021-03-04

Release 09:00

Submission 10:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.
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