Magnets, Spins, and Resonances: An introduction to the Basics of Magnetic Resonance

This 193 page essay describes in easily understandable language the basic principles of MR. It starts with a short excursion through MR physics. The essay then proceeds to a discussion of spin relaxation and echoes, which leads to the section dedicated to the resultant observed signal and generation of the final image. The wide range of tissue contrasts that can be achieved, how fast images are generated, and the actual components that make up an MR system, are all then discussed in turn.

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