Resources for Students of MRI

Compiled by Greg Brown Royal Adelaide Hospital MRI Unit
Updated June 20th 2003
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The Adelaide MRI Website


RMIT Effective Writing Guide

Endnote Tutorial
Monash University
Citation Tutorial
Monah University
RF Shielding MR Scanner pages
Superconductivity Information Permanent magnets Gradient Systems Shimming RF Coil & receiver issues
Commercial MR Scanner Pages Computers, Array Processors, signal handling



HINTS

RF Shielding


MAGNET SHIMMING
Shimming Ain't Magic.  HTML text of shimming for spectroscopy that includes discussion of the mathematics and processes of shimming the main field

MRI SCANNERS

Check out the list of commercially available scanners and links to their web pages
 
Oxford 0.2 Tesla yoked resistive pair magnet used in the Siemens Open design of 1996
IGC a major magnet maker http://www.igc.com
IGC MRI magnet page http://www.igc.com/igc-mbg/default.html
Description of the superconductive system used by the GE SIGNA SP double donut magnet.  Basically a cryogen free superconductive system with a cryocooler thermally buffered with helium gas at very low temperature  http://www.aip.org/enews/physnews/1994/physnews.163.htm
Discussion of Scanner development by a power group of MRI Guys http://www.dimag.com/db_area/archives/1998/9807brice.83-86.di-.html



Superconductivity information

 
SUPERCONDUCTORS.ORG http://www.superconductors.org/


A Teachers' Guide to Superconductivity for High School Students
Oak Ridge National Library
(Who knew you could make high school students superconductive? :-)
http://www.ornl.gov/reports/m/ornlm3063r1/contents.html


Permanent Magnets Information

Millenium Technology Inc VIRGO 0.35T open system from Canada
COMAGNETICS Permanent magnet materials discussion
Comagnetics MRI magnet page


Gradient Systems

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RF Coils & Receiver issues

Phased Array Receiver
Explanation of terms, including the role of receiver bandwidth
Siemens Panoramic Array Concept Brochure
Parrallel Acquisition Techniques
Basic acronyms include SENSE, SMASH. Commercial acronyms include SENSE Parallel Imaging (PI), GRAPPA, ASSET
Be aware that  a manufacturer might try to over represent their gradient capability (especially speed) by incorporating the speed advantage of a parallel acquisition approach.
SENSE
  Philips Medical Systems


Computers, Array Processors and Data handling

Siemens Array Processor configuration brochure