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Magnetic resonance imaging at high magnetic fields
Author(s): Jeffrey R. Fitzsimmons; George R. Duensing; David M. Peterson
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Paper Abstract

MRI has made significant advances since its introduction over fifteen years ago. The technology has been driven by a combination of higher magnetic fields, more efficient pulse sequence design and technical advances in transducer technology associated with the capture of weak magnetic resonance signals. This paper explores those advances with particular emphasis on state of the art high field MRI systems and the latest radio frequency (RF) transducers or RF coils as they are commonly referred to. The design and construction of large bore magnets operating at high magnetic fields has been the special purview of a limited number of engineering companies while the design and construction of RF coils has been addressed by a wider range of physicist and engineers working at major universities as well as those engineers working within industry. Our work at the University of Florida has been mainly focused on developing these RF coils to address the unique problems presented by operating at high magnetic fields and frequencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3240, 26th AIPR Workshop: Exploiting New Image Sources and Sensors, (1 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300053
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey R. Fitzsimmons, Univ. of Florida (United States)
George R. Duensing, Univ. of Florida (United States)
David M. Peterson, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3240:
26th AIPR Workshop: Exploiting New Image Sources and Sensors
J. Michael Selander, Editor(s)

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