Ellipsoidal harmonic (Lame) MRI shims

Crozier, S., Forbes, L. K. and Brideson, M. (2002) Ellipsoidal harmonic (Lame) MRI shims. Ieee Transactions On Applied Superconductivity, 12 4: 1880-1885. doi:10.1109/TASC.2002.805958

Author Crozier, S.
Forbes, L. K.
Brideson, M.
Title Ellipsoidal harmonic (Lame) MRI shims
Journal name Ieee Transactions On Applied Superconductivity
ISSN 1051-8223; 1051-1885
Publication date 2002-01-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TASC.2002.805958
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Issue 4
Start page 1880
End page 1885
Total pages 6
Editor J. Schwartz
Place of publication Piscataway, NJ
Publisher The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Language eng
Subject C1
291599 Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
671402 Medical instrumentation
Abstract Ellipsoidal harmonics are presented as a basis function set for the design of shim coils for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or spectroscopy. MR shim coils may be either superconductive or resistive. Ellipsoidal harmonics form an orthogonal set over an ellipsoid and hence are appropriate in circumstances where the imaging or spectroscopic region of a magnet more closely conforms to an ellipsoid rather than a sphere. This is often the case in practice. The Cartesian form of ellipsoidal harmonics is discussed. A method for the design of streamline coil designs is detailed and patterns for third-order ellipsoidal (Lame) shims wound on a cylindrical surface are presented.
Keyword Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Physics, Applied
Ellipsoidal Harmonics
Shim Coil Design
Coil Design
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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