Rotating Radiofrequency Phased-array for 7 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2016–2020)

Abstract:
High-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) offers faster scans with more detailed images than lower field systems. This enhanced sensitivity potentially enables smaller structures to be resolved in the body. At high fields, however, standard radiofrequency coils, an essential component of MRI systems, can distort images and induce potentially harmful tissue heating. Our aim is to design and develop a rotating multi-channel radiofrequency coil array, with dedicated image reconstruction software, to overcome these limitations. This array will be able to be used in 7Tesla and stronger MRI scanners, enabling the widespread implementation of ultrahigh-field MRI.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Associate Dean (Research)
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council