What do I need to know about MRI sequences as an undergraduate?
There is little need to know different sequences, but an appreciation of what MRI can offer is important to have. These are all looking at the way that protons behave when subjected to different magnetic forces. In the body, this is usually the water (or H+) content of different cells and allows differentiation between fat, soft tissue, bone, vessels, nerves, blood, white matter, grey matter..... T1 and T2 are the common sequences performed, with the other ones here important in specialist neuro-imaging.
Homogeneously enhancing, 35 mm, solitary, left cerebellar infiltrative mass with mild mass effect and diffusion restriction. Parenchyma otherwise returns normal signal.
CSF spaces are moderately prominent, with resolving hydrocephalus.