RAT3112 - Advanced MR Physics


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral/practical exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral/practical exam 100/100 40 minutes E

Course content

The course deals with theoretical principles for advanced MRI techniques with relevance in clinics or research. Topics for the course are advanced methods for MR imaging; K-space filling, including non-cartesian methods, methods for suppression of fat signals, artifacts and methods to reduce them, techniques for fast acquisitions (parallell imaging, multiband and more), perfusion (DCE-MRI, DSC-MRI and ASL), clinical 7T MRI, fMRI, DTI w/ fiber tracking, MRS, and multimodal MRI including PET/MRI Course content will adapt to changes as a result of technological development over time.

Learning outcome

A candidate with a completed course should have the following learning outcomes:


The candidate:

  • understands MRI physics explained by mathematical models
  • can explain advanced MRI techniques that are commonly available at conventional MRI scanners
  • can explain the mechanisms of advanced MR techniques and how they present physiological processes
  • can explain how advanced MRI techniques can detect specific pathology or pathophysiology


The candidate:

  • can use mathematical models to explain MRI theory
  • understand how advanced MRI techniques operate at a clinical MRI scanner
  • can evaluate scan parameters for acquisition in MRI using advanced imaging techniques

General competence

The candidate:

  • can communicate independent work and master the professional terms
  • can evaluate if new MR-methods and techniques are applicable at specific MRI scanners
  • has an overview of the most important and common advanced techniques for imaging based on physiological processes
  • displays an overview of research in the field

Learning methods and activities

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Students must submit six 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.

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Magnetic Resonance - Continuing Education (part time) (MTVMRDEL)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students enrolled to 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
RAT3104 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
RAT3105 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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/practical exam

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

2024-05-28 - 2024-05-31

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral/practical exam 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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