MR: Understanding Key Terms and Concepts
July 15, 2015 | Evaluations & Guidance
A wide variety of pulse sequences are used in MR to acquire images of both anatomy and physiology. Abbreviations are widely used to describe the sequences, and the terminology is often based on the underlying physics. Here's a list of the terms, their definitions, and the related clinical applications, as well as other common MR-related terms and abbreviations.
For a mapping of generic terms describing MR capabilities to the corresponding manufacturer-specific names and abbreviations—which aren't always clear and for which there is no standardization across vendors—refer to Comparison of Manufacturer-Specific MR Terminology.