C. B. Ahn

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The eddy currents in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging are analyzed from the solutions of Maxwell's equations and their effects are examined over various experimental conditions from whole-body diagnostic imaging to recently developed NMR microscopy. The analysis is focused mainly on the frequency characteristics and intensity variations of the(More)
In this paper, a local shape-adaptive template filtering is proposed for the enhancement of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) without the loss of resolution in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Unlike conventional filtering, where the template shape and coefficients are fixed, multiple templates are defined in the proposed algorithm. An optimal template is(More)
In this paper, we present a global adaptive output feedback control scheme for a class of uncertain nonlin-ear systems to which adaptive observer backstepping method may not be applicable directly. The allowed output feedback structure includes quadratic dependency of the unmeasured states and output-dependent nonlinearities appearing not only additively,(More)
Reduction of eddy currents by a temporal compensation of the input current waveform to the gradient coil is studied with an analytic solution. The technique is the inverse filtering of the eddy-current affected field response, which is calculated from the diffusion equation. The limitation of the temporal compensation due to the spatially variant eddy(More)
A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) microscopic ocular imaging was performed at 7.0 Tesla to investigate its usefulness in the detection of early-stage cataracts. For this study, galactose cataracts were generated in experimental rabbits through diet (35% galactose), and enucleated eyes were imaged at various times after initiation of the diet. In previous(More)
Resolution degradation due to gradient coil deformation and vibration in NMR microscopy is investigated using finite element analysis. From the analysis, deformations due to the Lorentz force can be as large as 1-10 mum depending on the gradient strength and coil frame material. Thus, these deformations can be one of the major resolution limiting factors in(More)
Diffusion and perfusion phenomena under strong gradient fields (approximately 100 G/cm) are examined in high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging and microscopy, where diffusion-associated signal attenuation predominates over T1 and T2 relaxation decays. Image contrast based on the diffusion and microcirculation is discussed with experimental(More)
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