Newly designed 3 T MRI magnet wound with Bi-2223 tape conductors

Terao, Yasuaki, Ozaki, Osamu, Ichihara, Chikara, Kawashima, Shinya, Hase, Takashi, Kitaguchi, Hitoshi, Kobayashi, Shin-ichi, Sato, Ken-ichi, Nakajima, Iwao, Oonishi, Naoki, Poole, Michael, Takeda, Kazuyuki, Urayama, Shin-ichi and Fukuyama, Hidenao (2013) Newly designed 3 T MRI magnet wound with Bi-2223 tape conductors. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23 3: 4400904.1-4400904. 4. doi:10.1109/TASC.2013.2239342

Author Terao, Yasuaki
Ozaki, Osamu
Ichihara, Chikara
Kawashima, Shinya
Hase, Takashi
Kitaguchi, Hitoshi
Kobayashi, Shin-ichi
Sato, Ken-ichi
Nakajima, Iwao
Oonishi, Naoki
Poole, Michael
Takeda, Kazuyuki
Urayama, Shin-ichi
Fukuyama, Hidenao
Title Newly designed 3 T MRI magnet wound with Bi-2223 tape conductors
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1051-8223
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TASC.2013.2239342
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 4400904.1
End page 4400904. 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Piscataway, NJ, United States
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Abstract We have designed and fabricated a 3T magnetic resonance imaging magnet system for the human brain, which was wound with Bi-2223 tape conductors. Cooled by a Gifford-McMahon cryocooler, it was operated at 20 K with a stored energy of 2.3 MJ. A magnetic-field homogeneity of 5 ppm was attained at 1.5 T, which was our target value. Using this Bi-2223 high-temperature superconducting magnet, we obtained magnetic resonance images in 1.5 T at 8.5 K. The system was successfully magnetized to 3 T, which is the final target field in our project. This work demonstrates the potential of the high-temperature superconducting magnet for use in human magnetic resonance imaging experiments.
Keyword Bi-2223
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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