MRI in Practice

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a valuable technology used in diagnostic radiography. The clear, anatomical images that are produced in any plane, coupled with inherent safety for the patient and long-term cost effectiveness, have promoted the use and availability of MRI around the world.

The second edition of MRI in Practice continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to MRI, describing the essential concepts in a clear and accessible style. The physics theory of MRI is explained in detail and set out in an uncomplicated manner. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated with many new illustrations and images. Key topics including K Space and Echo Planar Imaging have been fully expanded to take into account urrent practices. The new edition retains the popular chapter format, which presents key points at the outset, followed by learning points and a questions section to help readers evaluate their comprehension of the text. A new chapter, 'Advances in MRI Techniques,' brings together all the relevant current developments, such as Functional Imaging, Perfusion, and Diffusion.

This book is an essential text for all student and practising radiographers, technologists and radiologists involved in MRI.

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Co-Author Catherine Westbrook

Tell us a little bit about your book – who is it aimed at and how will it help them?

MRI in Practice has been an essential book for technologists, radiographers and radiologists wishing to learn about MRI for nearly 20 years and is now a market leader. It covers fundamental topics that anyone practicing MRI needs to understand to get the most out of the MR system and interpret images correctly. In addition it has helped technologists in the USA prepare for the MRI registry examination.

What differentiates your book from others in the field?
It is written by clinical people for other clinicians and as such is geared very much towards the application of theory into practice. Specifically the authors are technologists/radiographers and therefore rather than present material in a highly technical or mathematical fashion, which is common of other books of this genre, we approach the theoretical concepts from the point of view of how technologists or radiographers make appropriate selections at the MR console or how radiologists interpret images correctly. We also use analogies to help the reader understand complicated theory by relating it to something a lot simpler. Finally the use of clear simple diagrams also assists the reader to understand difficult concepts.

What do you feel are the reasons for the success of MRI in Practice over the years?
The main reason I think is that it is written for clinicians by clinicians who can therefore speak the same language as the reader. The application of theory to practice is at the forefront of our approach. For the most part clinicians involved in MRI are not physicists and so unless they can see how the theory relates to what they actually do in practice, it is difficult to make sense of it all. The key is that the book uses simple language, analogies and clear diagrams that are always related to practice. This has a special resonance for MRI clinicians (excuse the pun!). The book is also considered essential reading for preparation for the MR registry examination in the USA and, as so many undertake this examination and have found using the book has really helped them pass, this has undoubtedly increased the books popularity. Another reason for the books success is that it is used as course material on the MRI in Practice course that is taught by myself and co –author John Talbot to hundreds of people annually in 14 different countries around the world. The popularity of this course and its synergy with the book has meant that it is used all over the world and has been translated into other languages.

What made you think that a companion website was appropriate for this edition?
I thought it was time to look at a digital element to the book as this seems to be the trend in publishing at the moment. I didn’t want to totally digitize the book at this stage but felt that a companion web site was a good starting point. On the MRI in Practice course John Talbot and I use some very sophisticated 3D animations in our presentations. Some of these have been used in the companion web site specifically where an animation rather than a static image in the book really helps understanding. We know from feedback from delegates that attend the MRI in Practice course that these animations make all the difference so this is a good opportunity to help readers of the book as well.

What is your day job?
Senior University Lecturer and International Lecturer in MRI.

What other field would you work in if not MRI?
I have always wanted to be an airline pilot and actually acquired my license when I was 17 (a very long time ago!). Its too late to pursue that now but if I could live my life all over again I think I would have tried harder to achieve this ambition! Perhaps there are some similarities between flying a plane and flying an MR scanner – who knows!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I travel a lot and I also enjoy reading and hanging out with my family.

And finally, what’s next for you?
Together with John Talbot, I am currently developing i-phone and Android apps of the lectures we give on the MRI in Practice course. We hope to make these available later in 2011. These will further compliment the new edition of MRI in Practice and the MRI in Practice course. After that, then I guess the next project is the new edition of Handbook of MRI Technique.

About the Author:

Catherine Westbrook is a Senior Lecturer and MRI Field Leader at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK and external examiner, lecturer and advisor on several other postgraduate courses in MRI around the world. In the past, Cathy has been President of the British Association of MR Radiographers, Honorary Secretary of the British Institute of Radiology and Chairperson of the Consortium for the Accreditation of Clinical MR Education.


Carolyn Kaut Roth is the Director of MRI Internship Programs & Continuing Education for Technologists at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. In the past, Carolyn has served as President of the Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT), and is currently a Fellow of SMRT. She has lectured around the world and has published numerous books, articles and papers on the topic of MRI. Carolyn is also the CEO of Imaging Education Associates (IEA), a company that develops and produces computer-based education modules and educational curricula for radiographers & educators.


John Talbot is a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge UK and a leader in the development and production of e-learning materials. As well as lecturing MRI around the world, John is a gifted illustrator and his vision has been central to the re-shaping of the figures in the book.

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