This presentation, by consultant clinical scientist Dr Martin Graves, will provide an overview of the basic principles and main clinical applications of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with particular emphasis on the system hardware. The important aspects of initial acceptance testing and on-going quality control will also be discussed.
18:30 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
19:00 Talk starts
21:00 Event Close
MRI is a well-established method for obtaining detailed images of the human body without the use of ionising X-ray radiation. An MRI “scanner” comprises a range of technologies from superconducting magnets, mega-watt magnetic field gradient amplifiers, and a high power radiofrequency (RF) transmission system together with high sensitivity multi-channel RF receiver systems.
Martin Graves PhD CSci MIET Hon MRCR FHEA FIPEM
Martin Graves is a consultant clinical scientist and Head of Magnetic Resonance Physics and Radiology IT at Cambridge University Hospitals. He has a BSc in Physics with Medical Applications and an MSc degree in Medical Electronics and Physics from the University of London. He has PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering Medicine (IPEM) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Radiologists. He has over 30-years’ experience in MRI, and has published over 170 papers and several books including the award winning MRI: From Picture to Proton. He is active on a number of national and international committees.