MRI Parameters and Positioning

Packed with information on the practical aspects of MRI contrast agent, this
user-friendly text covers everything from advice on optimal positioning of
patients to recommendations for setting the appropriate scanning parameters.

Each consistently organized chapter follows the chronology of a standard
procedure – the authors present essential information on preparation and
necessary materials first. Then they skilfully guide the readers through special
considerations in positioning and coil selection, protocols for conducting the
exam, examples of various sequences, and possible modifications. Numerous tips,
tricks, and pointers explain how to avoid potential complications.
Highlights of the second edition:
340 high-quality Small Animals MRI scans and anatomical drawings
New and expanded sections on MR angiography of pulmonary
arteries and pelvic and leg vessels; the CARE Bolus Technique; whole-body MRI;
and more
Information on the latest protocols for MR urography,
cholangiography, and colonography
Consistent chapter structure for maximum accessibility
on the job and at the MRI workstation
Each section contains plenty of space on each page for
personal notes

A guide to the most important MRI studies, the second edition of MRI Parameters and Positioning is an indispensable companion for all radiologists, radiology residents, and radiologic technologists.

This is the ideal book for the beginning magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technologist…a great textbook…helpful…makes it easy to access information on any area of the body quickly and efficiently…important but simple directives for positioning…Great stuff!…The appendix alone is truly a treasure…an artfully and thoughtfully presentedd chart of MR acronyms for the major manufacturers…strongly recommend[ed].”–Radiologic Technology
“Encompasses all aspects of obtaining various MRI sequences…extremely well done and user friendly…written in easy to understand concepts…useful…The anatomcial drawings were very helpful with illustrating the area that needed to be covered, as well as, positioning for various planes…shared tips and tricks…this book did an exceptional job at conveying to the reader what was pertinent about each protocol…flowed very easily.

It is a well designed and clearly structured review book for MRI parameters , and setting up the correct sequences.
The included pictures are extremely helpful in determining the accurate positioning of each body part. It’s a great reference while learning the appropriate parameters & sequences to set. I would recommend this to anyone pursuing or in the MRI field itself.

Reviews About the Book of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is among the most important medical imaging techniques available today. There is an installed base of approximately 15,000 MRI scanners worldwide. Each of these scanners is capable of running many different “pulse sequences”, which are governed by physics and engineering principles, and implemented by software programs that control the MRI hardware. To utilize an MRI scanner to the fullest extent, a conceptual understanding of its pulse sequences is crucial. This book offers a complete guide that can help the scientists, engineers, clinicians, and technologists in the field of MRI understand and better employ their scanner.

This book is an excellent overview and reference for MRI pulse sequences. It has been recommended to me as a reference by several scientists, and anyone who works in the Bench-top NMR field should consider buying this book — even if you are not a pulse programmer, this book will give you a much better understanding of different sequences and which one may be most appropriate for your research application. It does a good job of describing sequences in a qualitative as well as mathematical manner.

One slight problem with the book is that it is oriented towards just MRI physics, and thus if one wants to sit down at an actual scanner and try to program or implement the sequence, one might not have enough specific details about hardware-related issues (such as gradient duty cycles, RF power calibration, SAR, memory allocation, etc) to actually implement a sequence. Thus, the book is best supplemented with a review of current literature, as well as manufacturer documentation or examples of previously written pulse sequences.

I got to know this good handbook from an international conference. It was sold out in few days during the exhibition period. I strongly recommend every MRI contrast agent guy own at least one copy of it. ^__^