Coil optimization for MRI by conjugate gradient descent.

@article{Wong1991CoilOF,
  title={Coil optimization for MRI by conjugate gradient descent.},
  author={Eric C. Wong and Andrzej Jesmanowicz and James S. Hyde},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={39-48}
}
A flexible iterative algorithm is presented for optimizing gradient and radio frequency coils for MRI. It is based on a model using discrete current elements and direct Biot-Savart calculation of the fields. An error function is defined over a region of interest (ROI) and is minimized by conjugate gradient descent. The choice of error function allows optimization of the field uniformity, the inductance, and the efficiency of the coil in any combination. Neither the coil nor the ROI is… CONTINUE READING
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