Solutions for reducing magnetic resonance image degradations and tissue heating at high frequencies (2010–2012)

Abstract:
This project will contribute to the development of the next generation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems that seek to reduce strong image degradations and harmful tissue heating at high resonance frequencies, which is presently considered a major problem in modern MRI. To achieve this, the project will solve the fundamental equations for MRI physics (i.e. Bloch, Maxwell and Pennes equations), develop innovative RF hardware and integrate the patient model into the system design. Successful outcomes of this project will facilitate the endorsement of modern high-frequency MRI systems as valuable and safe medical equipment in Australia.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Senior Research Officer
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Advance Queensland Fellow
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council