DATE2018-12-13 16:10-17:00


SPEAKER林發暄 教授(台灣大學醫學工程學系

TITLESpatial Encoding and Decoding in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Forward and the Inverse Problems

ABSTRACT Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful diagnostic imaging tool in both clinical medicine and neuroscience because of its non-invasiveness, versatile contrasts, and high spatial resolution. In this talk, we will first briefly introduce the spatial encoding and decoding formalism of MRI and the associated imaging hardware. Then we will summarize recent technological advances in magnet, gradient coils, and radio-frequency coils. Preliminary results enabled by these hardware advances and the associated challenges and opportunities will also be presented. Lastly, we will discuss open questions related to how to further advance these technologies and how to optimally use these tools in order to achieve MRI with high spatiotemporal resolution.