RAT3101 - Introduction to MRI


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Course content

The course contains five topics:

  1. MR physics with contrast mechanisms (T1, T2, T2*, contrast agents)
  2. MRI hardware
  3. MR safety, image formation
  4. MR pulse sequences
  5. Literature search, scientific writing and e-learning platform

Learning outcome

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

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 AUTUMN 2020
RAT6101 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medicine
  • Radiography
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


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