A fast parallel imaging rotary phased array head coil with improved sensitivity profile deep in the center of the brain

Weber, E., Li, B. K., Liu, F. and Crozier, S. (2007). A fast parallel imaging rotary phased array head coil with improved sensitivity profile deep in the center of the brain. In: A. Dittmar and J. Clark, Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2007), Lyon, France, (504-507). 23-26 August 2007. doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4352333


Author Weber, E.
Li, B. K.
Liu, F.
Crozier, S.
Title of paper A fast parallel imaging rotary phased array head coil with improved sensitivity profile deep in the center of the brain
Conference name 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2007)
Conference location Lyon, France
Conference dates 23-26 August 2007
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name 2007 Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vols 1-16   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher IEEE - Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4352333
ISBN 978-1-4244-0787-3
ISSN 1557-170X
Editor A. Dittmar
J. Clark
Start page 504
End page 507
Total pages 4
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A new class of a receive-only 2 T 4-element rotary phased array head coil has been proposed for MRI brain imaging applications. Coil elements of the rotary phased array head coil have "paddle-like" structures consisting of a pair of main conductors located on opposite sides, inserted equi-angularly around and over the head. Using such a unique design, the proposed rotary head coil can improve the sensitivity deep at the centre of the brain and produces highly homogeneous brain images. The rotary phased array head coil is numerically modeled using a hybrid MoM/FEM method and a prototype was constructed accordingly. In vivo MR brain imaging using the prototype rotary phased array head coil has been undertaken and the acquired brain images show high homogeneity as anticipated. In addition, parallel imaging, VD-GRAPPA, is used in conjunction with the rotary phased array head coil to enable rapid imaging.
Subjects E1
291500 Biomedical Engineering
671402 Medical instrumentation
Keyword VD-GRAPPA
MRI brain imaging
Rotary phased array head coil
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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