D L Kripiakevich

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In extending human MR to field strengths approaching 10 T, the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation at the proton Larmor frequency becomes less than human body size and conventional radio-frequency coil circumference. Consequently, radio-frequency magnetic fields are better generated by an array of small coils than by one large coil. In this article, the(More)
The engineering of a novel intra-operative MRI system is described. A movable, 1.5 Tesla MRI magnet was placed in a neurosurgical operating room without affecting established neurosurgical procedure. The system allows fast, high-quality MR intra-operative imaging of the brain and spine without the necessity of patient transportation. A neuro-navigational(More)
The use of Cartesian feedback is proposed to solve the problem of using an array of coils for the purposes of transmission in magnetic resonance imaging. The difficulties caused by direct and sample-mediated coil interactions are briefly examined, and the known solutions of using power-mismatched pre-amplifiers and transmitters noted. It is then shown that,(More)
The use of Cartesian electronic feedback for effecting a major improvement in the functioning of magnetic resonance instrumentation is reported. The dependences of both flip angle and signal strength upon probe loading, matching, and tuning are virtually eliminated. Thus, for a chosen probe, sample geometry and flip angle, the free induction decay signal(More)
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