Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: Mathematics used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Speaker:Will Spencer, `13
Mathematics Major

Abstract: MRI is an indispensable diagnostic tool in the medical field which may be used to identify certain abnormalities in an individual in a noninvasive way. The mathematics behind conversion of the data collected lays the foundation for making such data interpretable by those who need to use it. I will briefly elaborate on the physics underlying nuclear magnetic resonance to build an understanding of the concept, coupled with a very brief description of what NMR is used for in the medical field. Then, I plan to discuss how the signals collected are converted into images using mathematics.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 4:10 PM

author  = "{Will Spencer, `13}",
title   = "{Mathematics used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{26 April}",
year    = "{2012}"