The focus in the RF lab is to develop transmit arrays that provides control over the B1+ field for RF shimming and dynamic parallel transmission methods. The transmit arrays are combined with tight fitting receive arrays for increased receive sensitivity. Precise numerical simulation and safety evaluation are carried out to ensure safe in-vivo use. Travelling wave imaging and prospective motion correction using NMR field probes are being explored.
The promise of increase in signal to noise ratio (SNR) proportional to the main magnetic field strength motivated a few academic laboratories to pursue magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research at ultra-high field (UHF, ≥ 7 T), much higher than the field strength approved for clinical use. The magnetic resonance center of our institute is equipped with a 9.4 T scanner, the strongest magnet ever used for human MRI till date.
More Information's about our projects:
Transmit arrays and receive arrays
EM Simulation and safety evaluation
Travelling wave imaging
NMR field probes