Course Information


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) based on the use of radio frequency pulses to manipulate magnetization. Analysis and design of major types of RF pulses in one and multiple dimensions, analysis and design of sequences of RF pulses for fast imaging, and use of RF pulses for the creation of image contrast in MRI. Prerequisite: 369B.

Class Time and Location

  • TTh 1:30-2:50
    School of Education Room 130


  • Weekly homework and labs (50%)

  • Final Project (50%)



Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences
Matt A. Bernstein, Kevin F. King, Xiaohong Joe Zhou
amazon link (Hardback)
amazon link (Kindle)
Online Version Through Stanford


Student MATLAB
Available by download from Mathworks