Igor V. Mastikhin

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Two strategies for the optimization of centric scan SPRITE (single point ramped imaging with T1 enhancement) magnetic resonance imaging techniques are presented. Point spread functions (PSF) for the centric scan SPRITE methodologies are numerically simulated, and the blurring manifested in a centric scan SPRITE image through PSF convolution is(More)
The results of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) investigation concerning the effects of an aluminum honeycomb sandwich panel on the B1 and B0 fields and on subsequent image quality are presented. Although the sandwich panel structure, representative of an aircraft composite material, distorts B0 and attenuates B1, distortion-free imaging is possible using(More)
A magnetic resonance imaging method is presented for imaging of heterogeneous broad linewidth materials. This method allows for distortionless relaxation weighted imaging by obtaining multiple phase encoded k-space data points with each RF excitation pulse train. The use of this method, turbo spin echo single-point imaging-(turboSPI), leads to decreased(More)
The design and construction of a unilateral NMR (UMR) magnet assembly for near-surface 1D profiling is presented. The arrangement consists of a single permanent magnet topped with a shaped iron pole cap. The analytically determined profile of the pole cap shapes the field over the magnet, giving a constant gradient of 31 G/cm over a 8mm depth at a 1H(More)
Traditionally, unilateral NMR systems such as the NMR-MOUSE have used the fringe field between two bar magnets joined with a yoke in a 'U' geometry. This allows NMR signals to be acquired from a sensitive volume displaced from the magnets, permitting large samples to be investigated. The drawback of this approach is that the static field (B0) generated in(More)
Unilateral magnetic resonance (UMR) has become, in different research areas, a powerful tool to interrogate samples of arbitrary size. Numerous designs have been suggested in the literature to produce the desired magnetic field distributions, including designs which feature constant magnetic field gradients suitable for diffusion and profiling experiments.(More)
We present the design and construction of a single sided magnet array generating a homogeneous field in a remote volume. The compact array measures 11.5 cm by 10 cm by 6 cm and weights approximately 5 kg. It produces a B(0) field with a 'sweet spot' at a point 1cm above its surface, where its first and second spatial derivatives are approximately zero.(More)
The purpose of this work is to develop a rapid MRI method amenable to profiling with minimal or no T(1) relaxation weighting. The behavior of a signal during a centric SPRITE acquisition is analyzed. It is shown that the technique can be made immune to a broad range of T(1) changes. In a properly executed measurement, only T(2)* and proton density(More)
For samples with T1s longer than 10s, calibration of the RF probe and a measurement of T1 can be very time-consuming. A technique is proposed for use in imaging applications where one wishes to rapidly obtain information about the RF flip angle and sample T1 prior to imaging. The flip angle measurement time is less than 1s for a single scan. Prior knowledge(More)
The approach originally developed for the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance analysis of stable micro-bubbles is applied to studies of vertical bubbly flows. A very fast dispersion (diffusion) of water in bubbly flows extends the fast diffusion limit down to short (2-10 ms) measurement times, permitting the use of the simplified analytical expression to extract the(More)