MR applications in pre clinical and clinical research
Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Dr. Edna Furman-Haran, Dr. Inbal Biton, Dr. Talia Harris
Course Schedule and Location
Wednesday, 11:15 - 13:00, FGS, Rm A
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Chemical Sciences: Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
Life Sciences: Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
Life Sciences (Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Track): Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
Life Sciences (Brain Sciences: Systems, Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Track): Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
Life Sciences (Computational and Systems Biology Track): Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
Field of Study is Life-Sciences- Biology, and Chemical Sciences.
The course includes 11 lectures and 3 laboratory sessions. A total of 14 meetings
Attendance and participation
Grade Breakdown (in %)
The course includes weekly assignments and a final assignment
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
The course will briefly cover the theory behind MRI and focus on MRI techniques and applications in pre-clinical and clinical research. The schedule will include 11 lectures and 3 laboratory sessions at the pre-clinical MRI facilities, and in the Human MRI facility.
Topics that will be covered:
- Brief introduction to the basic principles of magnetic resonance.
- MR scanner components
- How an MRI image is produced
- Commonly used pulse sequences
- Relaxation and Contrast mechanisms
- MR Applications including: Diffusion, Neuro Imaging, functional MRI, Body MRI, Cardiovascular MRI, CEST, Localized spectroscopy, and Chemical Shift imaging.
- Ultrahigh field MRI
- MR artifacts
- MR safety
Upon successful completion of the course students should be able to briefly explain the basic theory behind MRI and understand how an MRI scanner is built. They will understand the different types of MRI contrasts and will be familiar with commonly used MR applications in pre-clinical and clinical research. Students will be able to select the appropriate sequence and method for the desired contrast and biological question, as well as understand the selection of parameters in various MR methods.