In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), gradient coils are switched during fast current pulse sequences. These time-varying fields interact with the conducting structures of the scanner, producing deleterious effects such as image distortions and Joule heating. Using a multi-layer integral method, the spatiotemporal nature of the eddy currents induced by the gradient coils is investigated. The existence of the eigenmode is experimentally demonstrated by measuring the magnetic field and the time decay constant of a typical unshielded z-gradient coil and its interaction with a conductive cylinder. An effective current tailoring is achieved using the characteristic eigenvalues of the conducting domain-exciting coil system. The method can be used to understand and mitigate undesired effects of eddy currents in MRI.
Modal Analysis of Currents Induced by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Gradient Coils / Hector, Sanchez; Michael, Poole; Adnan, Trakic; Freschi, Fabio; Elliot, Smith; Jeremy, Herbert; Miguel, Fuentes; Yu, Li; Fangfang, Tang; Repetto, Maurizio; Stuart, Crozier. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS. - ISSN 0018-9464. - 50:2(2014), pp. 945-948. [10.1109/TMAG.2013.2282392]
|Titolo:||Modal Analysis of Currents Induced by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Gradient Coils|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2013.2282392|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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