Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Advanced magnetic resonance imaging

Overall Course Objectives

Building on the participants’ solid knowledge of Magnetic Resonance (MR) from DTU course 22506 or similar, the current course addresses some of the more advanced topics of MR, e.g., of relevance for a career related to MRI or NMR. Mathematical descriptions are supplemented with qualitative understanding of MR instrumentation, acquisition and analysis.

Learning Objectives

  • quantitatively analyze central sequence and tissue parameters of importance for MR Imaging (MRI).
  • select and design radio-frequency pulses for MRI.
  • characterize, choose and suppress echoes and coherence pathways.
  • characterize MR instrumentation and address its limitations.
  • characterize MR contrast agents and calculate determining factors for signal and relaxation, including multi-nuclear MRI.
  • design multi-echo and undersampling techniques to accelerate MR measurements.
  • design and analyze functional MRI experiments (fMRI), in particular based on high spatial resolution MRI.
  • address challenges of hyperpolarized and ultra-highfield MR to reap the benefits of such signal enhancing techniques.

Course Content

In particular, the course addresses aspects of accelerated imaging, relaxation mechanisms, contrast agents, functional/structural neuroimaging, and ultra-highfield MR. E-learning enters via MR simulations.

Recommended prerequisites

22506, The course requires extensive prior MR knowledge corresponding to the end level of DTU course 22506 Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Teaching Method

The central method of education is group discussion of read texts, supplemented with lectures, student presentations, problem solving and practical exercises using DTUs new MR scanner. The course material and exercises are presented by lecturers and alternating participants sharing the load approximately evenly. Overall satisfying contributions in the shape of frequent presentations are a requirement for passing the course. Extensive preparation for the weekly gatherings must be expected.


E-learning is used in the form of simulations. The new clinical MR scanner at DTU is used.

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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13 weeks


Health Tech


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 22507
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Thurs 8-12

7.500,00 DKK

Please note that this course has participants limitation. Read more