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