Live soon: The Basic Physics of MRI presented by Geoffrey D. Clarke, PhD.

By Christina Ruiz, December 18, 2017

Title: The Basic Physics of MRI

Speaker: Geoffrey D. Clarke, PhD.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST



This presentation will cover the basics of NMR physics and MR image formation with special emphasis on those methods important for application in Radiation Oncology.

Topics covered include: source of the MRI signal, definition of MRI relaxation times, MRI Hardware, MR image reconstruction and Basic MRI Pulse Sequences.



Geoffrey D. Clarke, PhD., FACR, FAAPM, is Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is also the Director of the Graduate Program in Radiological Science and the Chief of the MRI Division for the Research Imaging Institute at UTSHCSA. Dr. Clarke is co-author of Bushong’s “Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical and Biological Principles, 4th edition”, published by Elsevier Mosby. Dr. Clarke was one of the first generation of MRI scientists to use the technology for investigating biomedical problems. Early on, he developed imaging technologies and spectroscopic methods to study head trauma and coronary artery disease. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association.  His current research includes evaluating skeletal muscle metabolism in diabetes and measuring impaired cardiac function due to perinatal stresses using magnetic resonance. As Leader of the Imaging Core Research Laboratory at the Southwest National Primate Center, Dr. Clarke also provides technical support to colleagues who seek to develop practical image acquisition and analysis methods for their research programs.


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