Lecture & Workshop  /  April 04, 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST / 13:30 - 15:30 BST

Join us in transforming the complex world of MRI physics – Making controlling a three million dollar medical device as easy as operating a smartphone.

Have you ever wondered how a three-million-dollar medical device is controlled? For this workshop we invite staff and students at the University to come together with scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, to dive into the complex topic of MRI physics, break it down into a simple description language, and allow you to enter an expert's field in only two hours. MRI systems are orchestrated using so-called MRI sequences that steer the different hardware components with microsecond accuracy. This workshop will give you the experience of prototyping such sequences on tabletop MRI systems before transferring them to a real MRI system. You will quickly learn how flexible an MRI system is and how MRI sequences are utilized to generate different tissue contrasts and visualize flow and other dynamic properties. You will contribute pieces in the puzzle to make MRI sequence development even more accessible and open.