Goals of the course:
The course MRI simulation for sequence development, protocol optimisation and education provides insight into practical implementation of MRI computer simulations. It covers the theory of classical MR physics based on the Bloch equations and the necessary steps to simulate and visualize basic MR phenomena as well as basic and advanced imaging sequences. Model-based simulations are helpful for the basic understanding and education of MR physics, and are necessary for MRI method development and sequence design. The lectures introduce the most important aspects, physical models and computational techniques in order to simulate realistic MR experiments. Special emphasis is given to pictorial design and hands-on-the-keyboard lectures, enabling the attendees to use MR simulations in future research projects.
This course will focus on
•Theory of classical MR: Applicability and limitations of the physical models
•Computer simulation of classical NMR and MRI experiments
•MR simulations as an educational tool and for visualisation
•Design and simulation of basic and advanced sequences
•Simulation pitfalls: avoiding beginners mistakes and the generation of “simulation artifacts”
•Simulation of MRI contrasts and artifacts related to basic physics, off-resonance effects, motion, diffusion and flow
•MR simulations in research: Protocol optimisation, pulse design, model verification
•Interfaces to feed simulated MR signals into existing image reconstruction libraries
•Methods to generate ground-truth in silico MR phantoms for image analysis and post-processing
•Differences between simulations and real life
This course in intended for MR physicists and scientists with basic knowledge of classical MRI spin physics and sequence design who are interested in improving their knowledge on computer-based modeling of MRI. Attendees should have a working knowledge in Matlab, Python and/or C/C++ in order to work through the hands-on tutorials.
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