An efficient design for birdcage probes dedicated to small-animal imaging experiments

@article{Lupu2004AnED,
  title={An efficient design for birdcage probes dedicated to small-animal imaging experiments},
  author={Mihaela Lupu and J. L. Dimicoli and Andreas M. Volk and J Mispelter},
  journal={Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={363-371}
}
We are presenting, in this paper, a simple, easily reproducible and easily tuneable design for home-built birdcage probes inducing a linearly polarised B1 field. A simple tuning method is proposed which preserves the induced field homogeneity that characterises in general the birdcage design. This is achieved by adding two extra rings (link rings) that allow one to connect two opposed points on the birdcage end rings via tuning capacitors. All the development stages, from design to practical… CONTINUE READING

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