Peter A. Rinck
A Critical Introduction

The Basic Textbook of the European Magnetic Resonance Forum.
12th edition, 2018|2021. Completely revised, updated, and enlarged.
432 pages; 36 tables, 335 illustrations, many in color. Hardcover with ribbon marker. Language: English.
Published by BoD, Germany. ISBN 978-3-7460-9518-9. Price approx. € 142.00

e-Book, 11th edition, 2016|2017
(not updated; for laptop/desktop only).



In retrospect: Fifty years of magnetic resonance imaging.
A Rinckside column.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the invention of MR imaging we of­fer to all our friends free (personal) off­prints of some chap­ters from the upcoming 13th edi­tion (2023) of the Text­book.

An Excursion into the History of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Safety of Patients and Personnel
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Relaxation Times and Basic Pulse Sequences in MR Imaging
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Image Data Transformation: k-Space
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Image Characteristics: The MR Image | Image Contrast
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Image Processing and Visualization
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Contrast Agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Advanced Imaging and Contrast Concepts:
Suppression Techniques • Magnetization Transfer • Diffusion Imaging • Functional Imaging (BOLD-Contrast)

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Large pdf-files: Download on mobile phones is not recommended.

From the Foreword to the book:
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Originally developed in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Paul C. Lauterbur in the early 1980s, the 12th edition (2018|2020) of this standard textbook has been completely revised, updated, and new critical remarks and comments were added. The 13th edition is in preparation.

The author, Peter A. Rinck, is one of the pioneers of nuclear magnetic resonance in medicine and of magnetic resonance imaging.

 Have a look.


The latest review (in German):
„Magnetic Resonance in Medicine“: neue Auflage des Klassikers.

Opinions about the last printed edition of the book:

Radiology: "One of the most lucid and best illustrated introductory MR texts."

European Radiology: "An outstanding book, an excellent well-proven didactic approach."

Journal of Magnetic Resonance imaging (JMRI): "The book more than fulfills its attempted purpose."

Amazon Review: "This text is by far the best treatise of MRI at the basic level."

Academic Radiology: "In summary, it is not only an ideal first text, but it's a bargain."

Fortschr Röntgenstr (RöFo): "In fact, an MR expert has finally succeeded in putting himself in the MR beginner's shoes, explaining the necessary basic knowledge in a very vivid and entertaining way."

The author: "The perfect book for those wanting to do research and needing to check or refresh the basics and recent developments."


The book is ob­tain­able on or­der from a large num­ber of on­line stores and your local book­shop.

Neither the author nor The Round Table Foundation are connected to any of them or have any influence on deliveries.

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