RAT3104 - Advanced MR Physics: General Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 45 minutes E

Course content

The course deals with theoretical principles for advanced MRI techniques of relevance in clinics or research. Central topics are signal processing, Fourier transform, K-space data collection including non-Cartesian methods, methods for suppressing signals from fat, artifact reduction methods (for instance metal), and fast recording techniques (parallel imaging, multiband, etc.). Course content will be adapted to changes as a result of technological developments.

Learning outcome

A candidate with a completed course must have obtained the following learning outcomes: The candidate:


  • Understands MRI physics explained by mathematical models
  • Can explain advanced MR techniques commonly available with today's standard MR equipment


  • Be able to use mathematical models to explain MRI theory
  • Be able to apply their theoretical basis to understand how advanced MRI techniques will work on clinical systems

General competence:

  • Be able to communicate independent work and master the professional expression
  • Be able to assess whether new MR methods and techniques are feasible
  • Have an overview of the most important and common advanced technologies

Learning methods and activities

Lectures on campus and group work with mandatory submissions. Learning resources are made available via the web (E-learning platform): articles, links, short films (animations, lectures, etc.), self-tests, answers to assignments and discussion forums with students and teachers.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatoriske arbeidskrav i henhold til emnebeskrivelsen

Further on evaluation

Students must submit five mandatory work requirements. The work requirements will be student-active, and include theoretical and practical elements. The practical elements will include MR image data; either images acquired by students at their own workplace, or customized data sets. The assignments can also be linked to ongoing research projects at the department. Assignments come with instructions for practical performance. The assignments will facilitate combined theoretical and practical work within the topics. The assignments must follow described frameworks for content, structure and scope.

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

The course is reserved for students enrolled to the Master in Medical Imaging Technologies or postgraduate education in MRI (ViMR).

Course materials

Will be published in the e-learning plattform when course starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HMMR4006 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
RAT3112 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
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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