BMEN E4430: Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 3.0 pts

Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Auditing fellows/residents/postdocs are welcome.

Prerequisites: PHYS C1403 and APAM E2101 or instructors' permission. Enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 28 students. 

Course description: Topics include the fundamental principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the physics and mathematics of image formation with an emphasis on the application of MRI to scientific research and clinical diagnostics. The course will examine both theory and experimental design techniques. The course will be complemented, circumstances permitting, by experiments run in real time at the MRI scanner.[View Syllabus

           Day, Time & Location: TH 04:10P-06:40PM

           Instructors: Christoph Juchem, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Radiology; TA: Nabil Ettehadi, M.Sc., Doctoral Research Associate in Biomedical Engineering




Past Courses


Neurobiology and Behavior GR6060: Human Brain Imaging for Cognitive Neuroscience- Data Acquisition, Analysis and Sharing Psychology, 6.0 pts

Prerequisites: Instructors’ permission, basic programming skills in Matlab or Python, and some background in at least one of the following three subjects: cognitive psychology, neuroscience, engineering. Enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 20 students. 

Co-requisite: Students should also plan to register for GR6061 Human Brain Imaging for Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. 

Course description: This course provides an introduction to the most widely used methods for measuring and analyzing human brain activity and their application in cognitive neuroscience, complemented by weekly hands-on interactive labs to deepen understanding, experience measurements, and explore analyses. [View Syllabus

           Day, Time & Location: M 3:00 - 5:00 PM; F 10 AM - 12 PM

           Instructors: Lila Davachi, Niko Kriegeskorte


Biomedical Engineering E6000: Graduate Special Topic: MR Instrumentation, 3.0 pts

How to design, build and use a new generation MR system. [View Syllabus]

Section Number: 001
Call Number: 14735
Day, Time: W 1:10PM-3:40PM
Instructor: John T Vaughan
Biomedical Engineering E4430: Principles of magnetic resonance imaging, 3.0 pts

Fundamental principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including the underlying spin physics and mathematics of image formation with an emphasis on the application of MRI to neuroimaging, both anatomical and functional. The course will examine both theory and experimental design techniques. [View Syllabus]

Section Number: 001
Call Number: 14725
Day, Time & Location: R 4:10PM-6:40PM; 253 Engineering Terrace
Instructor: Christoph Juchem



Biomedical Engineering E4460: Deep Learning in Biomedical Engineering, 3.0 pts

Section Number: 001

Call Number: 14727

Day, Time & Location: R 1:10PM-3:40PM; 627 Seeley W. Mudd Building

Instructor: Andrew Laine

Applied Physics E6330: Diagnostic Radiology Physics, 3.0 PTS

Course Description: Physics of medical imaging.  Imaging techniques: radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance.  Includes conceptual, mathematical/theoretical, and practical clinical physics aspects. 

Prerequisites: (APPH E4600)

Section Number: 001

Call Number: 10994

Day, Time, & Location: W 5:30PM-8:20 PM; 303 Presbyterian Hospital

Instructor: Sachin Jambawalikar



MR Safety Training

MR Safety Training is offered at all active scanning sites (CUIMC, NYSPI, ZMBBI, NKI).


MR System Operation Training

Scanner operation training, called "Level III training", is offered at ZMBBI. Contact the ZMBBI Lead MR Technologist for details. MR safety training is a prerequisite.





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