Code: 17AMBZMR Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Impedance Tomography
Lecturer: doc. Ing. Ji Hozman Ph.D. Weekly load: 2+0 Assessment: KZ
Department: 17110 Credits: 2 Semester: W
The course is focused on imaging methods based on the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electrical impedance tomography (EIT). There are included topics as the theoretical foundations, principles of imaging techniques and their use in clinical practice with respect to the constraints following from the technical specifications.
1. Introduction, terminology, an overview of MRI systems. Basic principles of the creation, registration and processing of signals at NMR, relaxation processes and their possible influence, image creation.
2. Pulse spin-echo sequence, its modifications and practical use. Special pulse sequences and their use in imaging of specific tissues.
3. HW and SW for MRI. Details of a particular system.
4. Functional magnetic resonance imaging and its methods.
5. Selected chapter of the NMR system, characteristic of specialized RF coils.
6. Principles of EIT, its diagnostic significance. HW for EIT.
7. EIT signal processing, image reconstruction, methods of mathematical evaluation of the EIT image in relation to the diagnosis.
Recommended literature:
[1] Questions and Answers in MRI [online]. AD Elster, ELSTER LLC, c2017. Last change 2017 [cit. 2017-09-27]. URL:
[2] Webb's physics of medical imaging. 2nd ed. Editor M. A. FLOWER. Boca Raton: CRC, c2012. Series in medical physics and biomedical engineering. ISBN 978-0-7503-0573-0.

[3] HOLDER, S.D. Electrical Impedance Tomography. Methods, history and applications. Bristol : EoP Publishing, 2005, 256 s.