From the Back Cover
Biomedical/Electrical Engineering Principles of Magnetic ResonanceImaging A Signal Processing Perspective A volume in the IEEE PressSeries in Biomedical Engineering Metin Akay, Series Editor Sinceits inception in 1971, MRI has developed into a premier tool foranatomical and functional imaging. Principles of Magnetic ResonanceImaging provides a clear and comprehensive treatment of MR imageformation principles from a signal processing perspective. You willfind discussion of these essential topics:
- Mathematical fundamentals
- Signal generation and detection principles
- Signal characteristics
- Signal localization principles
- Image reconstruction techniques
- Image contrast mechanisms
- Image resolution, noise, and artifacts
- Fast-scan imaging
- Constrained reconstruction
- Spatial information encoding
Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging contains a comprehensiveset of examples and homework problems. This textbook will providestudents of biomedical engineering, biophysics, chemistry,electrical engineering, and radiology with a systematic, in-depthunderstanding of MRI principles.
About the Author
About the Authors
Zhi-Pei Liang is a faculty member in the Department of Electricaland Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Beckman Institute forAdvanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Liang has contributed to the theoryand applications of image reconstruction, constrained imaging, andimage analysis. He received the Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Best PaperAward of the Medical Physics Journal in 1990 and the NationalScience Foundation Career Award in 1995. Dr. Liang was named aBeckman Fellow of the UIUC Center for Advanced Study in 1997 and aHenry Magnuski Scholar for Outstanding Young Faculty Member in theECE Department in 1999.
Paul C. Lauterbur is a Center-for-Advanced-Study professor ofMedical Information Sciences, Chemistry, and Molecular andIntegrative Physiology and professor in the Center for Biophysicsand Computational Biology, the Bioengineering Program, and theBeckman Institute all at the University of Illinois atUrbana-Champaign. Before conceiving of and demonstrating magneticresonance imaging in 1971 1972, Dr. Lauterbur used nuclear magneticresonance spectroscopy to study molecular structures. Among hisnumerous awards are the 1987 National Medal of Science, 1990 BowerAward and Prize for Achievement in Science, and 1994 Kyoto Prizefor Advanced Technology. Dr. Lauterbur is a member of the NationalAcademy of Sciences.