Table of Contents

MRI scanner and coils.
Signal generation.
k-space.
Pulse sequence.
Image acquisition.
Image resolution.
Fast imaging.
High field MRI (3 Tesla or higher).
Artifacts.
MRI safety.
Gating.
Gradient echo and cine imaging.
Black blood imaging and tissue characterization.
Perfusion.
Stress testing.
Late gadolinium enhancement imaging (scar/fibrosis).
Phase contrast flow.
Coronary imaging.
Spectroscopy.
Contrast media.
Contrast enhanced MRA.
Non-contrast enhanced MRA.
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