Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Pierre-Marie Robitaille
  • Lawrence Berliner

Part of the Biological Magnetic Resonance book series (BIMR, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. John Bird, Darren Houlden, Nick Kerley, David Rayner, David Simkin, Simon Pittard
    Pages 19-43
  3. Douglas A. C. Kelley
    Pages 45-57
  4. Franz Schmitt, Andreas Potthast, Bernd Stoeckel, Christina Triantafyllou, Christopher J. Wiggins, Graham Wiggins et al.
    Pages 59-103
  5. J. Thomas Vaughan
    Pages 127-161
  6. Tamer S. Ibrahim
    Pages 163-208
  7. Christopher M. Collins
    Pages 209-248
  8. Qing X. Yang, Michael B. Smith, Jianli Wang
    Pages 249-284
  9. Kâmil Uğurbil, Gregor Adriany, Can Akgün, Peter Andersen, Wei Chen, Michael Garwood et al.
    Pages 285-342
  10. Lawrence L. Wald, Bruce Fischl, Bruce R. Rosen
    Pages 343-371
  11. Rolf Gruetter, Pierre-Gilles Henry, Hongxia Lei, Silvia Mangia, Gülin Öz, Melissa Terpstra et al.
    Pages 373-409
  12. Vera Novak, Gregory Christoforidis
    Pages 411-437
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 439-475

About this book


Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Prof. Pierre-Marie Robitaille, The Ohio State University

Prof. Lawrence J. Berliner, University of Denver

Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (UHFMRI) has undergone tremendous growth since its introduction in the late 1990’s. Within a few years, it is anticipated that no less than 50 UHFMRI instruments will be in operation. The phenomenal growth of this modality has been driven in large measure by the tremendous signal to noise available with Ultra High Fields. Many challenges remain in order to bring UHFMRI into the mainstream of radiological diagnostic techniques. Nonetheless, with ground-breaking applications, UHFMRI is destined to promote great advancements in clinical medicine.

Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging covers the theoretical, experimental and clinical aspects of UHFMRI, and examines both its advantages and technical hurdles. Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an invitation to the new generation of MRI scientists to invest in the wonderful modality which is UHFMRI.

Key Features:

  • Forward by Paul C. Lauterbur, University of Illinois, 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine for Discoveries in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Historical Overview of Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Extensive Discussions of all Engineering Aspects of UHFMRI Including Magnet Design and Construction, Gradient Technology, Shim Coils and Ancillary Hardware.
  • Presentation of System Sitting Considerations.
  • Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of RF Coil Design for Ultra High Fields.
  • Insight into Magnetic Susceptibility and UHFMRI Applications Including fMRI, Spectroscopy, Microscopy and High Resolution Imaging.
  • Clinical Imaging with Particular Emphasis on Stroke and Tumor Evaluation.

About the Editors:

Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille is a Professor of Radiology at The Ohio State University. He has extensive experience in MRI and was responsible for the design and assembly of the first UHFMRI system.

Dr. Lawrence J. Berliner is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Denver. Dr. Berliner retired from Ohio State University where he spent a 32-year career in the area of biological magnetic resonance (EPR and NMR). He is the Series Editor for Biological Magnetic Resonance which was launched in 1979.


biochemistry brain brain imaging imaging magnetic fields magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Pierre-Marie Robitaille
    • 1
  • Lawrence Berliner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Ohio State University Medical CenterColumbus
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry & BiochemistryUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-34231-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-49648-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0192-6020
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