The Challenges of MRI

Techniques and Quantitative Methods for Health

SCIENCES - Imagery in Life Sciences by Françoise Peyrin

The Challenges of MRI

Edited by

Hélène Ratiney, CNRS and CREATIS laboratory, France.
Olivier Beuf, CNRS and CREATIS laboratory, France.

ISBN : 9781789451139

Publication Date : May 2024

Hardcover 396 pp

165.00 USD



After a review of the essential concepts of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), The Challenges of MRI presents the recent techniques and methods of MRI and resulting medical applications. These techniques provide access to information that goes well beyond anatomy, with functional, hemodynamic, structural, biomechanical and biochemical information. MRI allows us to probe living organisms in a multitude of ways, guaranteeing the potential for continuous development involving several disciplines: physics, electronics, life sciences, signal processing and medicine.

This collective work is made up of chapters written and designed by experts from the French community. They have endeavored to describe the techniques by recalling the underlying physics and detailing the modeling, methods and strategies for acquiring or extracting information.

This book is aimed at master’s students and PhD students, as well as lecturers and researchers in medical imaging and radiology.


1. MRI Principles, Hardware Components and Quantification, Hervé Saint-Jalmes, Hélène Ratiney and Olivier Beuf.
2. Radiofrequency Coils: Theoretical Principles and Practical Guidelines, Aimé Labbé and Marie Poirier-Quinot.
3. Fast Imaging and Acceleration Techniques, Nadège Corbin, Sylvain Miraux, Valéry Ozenne, Émeline Ribot and Aurélien Trotier.
4. The Basics of Diffusion and Intravoxel Incoherent Motion MRI, Giulio Gambarota.
5. Functional MRI, Laura Adela Harsan, Laetitia Degiorgis, Marion Sourty, Éléna Chabran and Denis Le Bihan.
6. Vascular Imaging: Flow and Perfusion, Sylvain Miraux, Frank Kober and Emmanuel Luc Barbier.
7. Quantitative Biomechanical Imaging via Magnetic Resonance Elastography, Olivier Beuf, Philippe Garteiser, Kevin Tse Ve Koon and Jonathan Vappou.
8. Imaging of Dipolar Interactions in Biological Tissues: ihMT and UTE, Guillaume Duhamel, Olivier Girard, Paulo Loureiro de Sousa and Lucas Soustelle.
9. In Vivo MR Spectroscopy and Metabolic Imaging, Julien Flament, Hélène Ratiney and Fawzi Boumezbeur.
10. Physical-model-constrained MRI: Fast Multiparametric Quantification, Benjamin Leporq, Thomas Christen and Ludovic de Rochefort.
11. Interventional MRI, Bruno Quesson and Valéry Ozenne.
12. Ultra-high Field Imaging, Virginie Callot and Alexandre Vignaud.

About the authors/editors

Hélène Ratiney is a research fellow at the CNRS and currently head of the NMR and Optics team at the CREATIS laboratory, France. She has developed recognized expertise in the quantification of in vivo spectroscopy signals and also works on pulse design and quantitative MRI.

Olivier Beuf is a senior researcher at the CNRS and currently heads the CREATIS laboratory, France. He has extensive experience of MRI applications and a thorough understanding of the associated instrumental and methodological aspects. His recent work focuses on quantitative MRI for tumor characterization and radiation therapy planning.

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