Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetresonanztomographie/Bildgebende Systeme 2


ME4412 T:Medical Engineering Science (starting 2014)
Computational Life Science (starting 2016)
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Computer Science (starting 2014)
Medical Informatics
Entrepreneurship in Digital Technologies
ME4400 B:Medical Engineering Science (prior to 2014)
ME4020:Computer Science (prior to 2014)
Computational Life Science (prior to 2016)

Place and time:

see UnivIS


  • Physical fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging: nuclear magnetic resonance, relaxation mechanisms, principles of position encoding
  • Principles of spatial encoding, relaxation
  • Construction of basic imaging sequences, weighting
  • Concept of k-space
  • Coherence pathways
  • Hardware components of a clinical MR system
  • Possible sources of hazard for patients
  • Influence of measurement parameters on signal-to-noise ratio
  • Causes of image artefacts


  • Liang, Z.-P., Lauterbur, P. C.: Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing Perspective - IEEE Press, New York 2000

General information:

Credit points: 3 (ME4412 T) / 4 (ME4400 B, ME4020, only with seminar)
Language: offered only in German, English skills required
Grading through: dependent on main module, oral exam

Further information:

See Moodle for teaching materials and any further information.