A time-harmonic target-field method for designing unshielded RF coils in MRI
While, P. T., Forbes, L. K. and Crozier, S. (2005) A time-harmonic target-field method for designing unshielded RF coils in MRI. Measurement Science and Technology, 164: 997-1006. doi:10.1088/0957-0233/16/4/012
Time-harmonic methods are required in the accurate design of RF coils as operating frequency increases. This paper presents such a method to find a current density solution on the coil that will induce some desired magnetic field upon an asymmetrically located target region within. This inverse method appropriately considers the geometry of the coil via a Fourier series expansion, and incorporates some new regularization penalty functions in the solution process. A new technique is introduced by which the complex, time-dependent current density solution is approximated by a static coil winding pattern. Several winding pattern solutions are given, with more complex winding patterns corresponding to more desirable induced magnetic fields.