A wave equation technique for designing compact gradient coils

Vegh, Viktor, Zhao, Huawei, Brereton, Ian M., Galloway, Graham J. and Doddrell, David M. (2006) A wave equation technique for designing compact gradient coils. Concepts in Magnetic Resonance. Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering, 29B 2: 62-74. doi:10.1002/cmr.b.20061

Author Vegh, Viktor
Zhao, Huawei
Brereton, Ian M.
Galloway, Graham J.
Doddrell, David M.
Title A wave equation technique for designing compact gradient coils
Journal name Concepts in Magnetic Resonance. Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-5031
Publication date 2006-04
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/cmr.b.20061
Volume 29B
Issue 2
Start page 62
End page 74
Total pages 13
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject 291801 Fluidization and Fluid Mechanics
730305 Diagnostic methods
Abstract A primary purpose of this research is to design a gradient coil that is planar in construction and can be inserted within existing infrastructure. The proposed wave equation method for the design of gradient coils is novel within the field. it is comprehensively shown how this method can be used to design the planar x-, y-, and z-gradient wire windings to produce the required magnetic fields within a certain domain. The solution for the cylindrical gradient coil set is also elucidated. The wave equation technique is compared with the well-known target held method to gauge the quality of resultant design. In the case of the planar gradient coil design, it is shown that using the new method, a set of compact gradient coils with large field of view can be produced. The final design is considerably smaller in dimension when compared with the design obtained using the target field method, and therefore the manufacturing costs and materials required are somewhat reduced.
Keyword Magnetic resonance imaging
Instruments & Instrumentation
Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
Gradient Coil Design
Target field method
Simulated annealing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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