MRI and Spectroscopy

Gain advanced training on magnetic resonance instrumentation, methodologies and techniques.

Magnetic resonance uses magnetism, radio waves and computers to acquire medical images. Although still a young technology, it has become firmly rooted in medical practice, particularly for:

  • Studying the cardiovascular system
  • Detecting tumours, especially in the brain and spinal column
  • Studying body chemistry and functions
  • Imaging soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons or arteries

Magnetic resonance scans require sliding patients into a body-length tunnel — the core of the magnetic field. The image obtained generally appears on a computer monitor, or as a photograph or computer printouts.

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