Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 15.09.2019 - 15.12.2019

Kontaktuppgifter till kursens personal (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Contact Lauri Palva in all matters related to the course. Use email

You can also find Lauri in the room F307 in Rakentajanaukio 2C, but it would be safe to agree the time first using email.

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II 2018-2019 (autumn)

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing this course, the student is able to

1. Describe the main components of MRI equipment and is able to broadly explain its operation.

2. Describe the most common types of coil used in MRI and their properties.

3. Explain how the different factors affect the quality of the signal.

4. Explain how spatial frequency information is obtained using the gradients of the magnetic field.

5. Describe the factors relating to the safety of an MRI device.

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic components and functioning of a MRI device

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises and work

Närmare information om bedömningsgrunderna och -metoderna och om hur den studerande kan ta del av bedömningen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

The evaluation is based on the laboratory works and the project work. To pass the course you must pass all subtasks.

The grade is calculated by the formula = 0,15xLW1 + 0,15xLW2 +0,15xLW 3+0,15xLW4 + 0,4xPW

Laboratory work grade (0-5) is denoted by LW

Project work grade (0-5) is denoted by PW

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

10 h contact teaching, 123 h independent studies

Preciserad belastningsberäkning (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Workload of the course

Kick-off meeting


Laboratory works total (4 labworks)


Project work




Workload of a single

laboratory work

Preliminary tasks


Work in the laboratory

  2h (3h)

Writing the report



20h (21h)

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Material on the web page

Närmare information om kursmaterial (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Material for the project work

Instrumentation related matters are explained in the book Donald W. McRobbie, Elizabeth A. Moore, Martin J. Graves,  Martin R. Prince,MRI from Picture to Proton: chapter 9 Let's talk technical: MR equipment, chapter 10 But is it safe? Bio effects and chapter 11 Ghost in the machine: quality Control.

Material for the laboratory works:

The manuals for the laboratory works are on the Laboratory Works section.

The textbook of the course ELEC-E8736 Basics of MRI is useful as a background material when preparing the pretasks for the laboratory works. The book is: Robert W. Brown, Y.-C. Norman Cheng, E. Mark Haacke, Michael R. Thompson,     Ramesh Venkatesan, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design", 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2014.

Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tilläggsinformation (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English

Närmare information om tidtabellen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

The laboratory works are scheduled for the I period and the project work is scheduled for the II period.


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