Advanced MRI Sequences and Techniques

This micro skills course covers the concepts of advanced two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensionsal (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences based on spin-echo (SE) and gradient-echo (GE) techniques.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Radiologists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:;
  2. Describe the differences between 2D multislice and 3D MRI techniques;
  3. Describe how multiple echo, fast spin-echo (FSE) and echo planar imaging (EPI) sequences work;
  4. Appreciate how parameters such as echo-train length and slices per repetition time (TR) will affect scan time and image quality;
  5. how fast GE sequences work;
  6. Explain the basics of steady-state free-precession (SSFP) sequences

Course provided in association with


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