Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields-Part A: The Development of Imaging Methods Using Even Order Zonal Fields. Part B: Slice Correction Due to Non-linear Gradient Fields. (2004–2006)
The primary aims of this project are to contribute to the new generation of MRI methodologies through technical innovation with particular emphasis on NMR imaging under inhomogeneous magnetic fields. The new techniques will be of enormous benefit for superconducting magnet design reducing material usage and eliminating the need for the expensive post-production shimming process. The entailed project is extremely challenging while preliminary calculations presented in this application show some progress towards demonstration of feasibility. The program is an ambitious one with a full R&D program over 3 years which will provide leadership and to both foster and focus research interest in Australian engineering and scientific endeavors in the field of Magnetic Resonance technology.