Design of field-cycled magnetic resonance systems for small animal imaging.

@article{Gilbert2006DesignOF,
  title={Design of field-cycled magnetic resonance systems for small animal imaging.},
  author={Kenneth Gilbert and William B. Handler and Timothy J Scholl and James Odegaard and Blaine Chronik},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={2825-41}
}
This paper presents a design study for a field-cycled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system directed at small animal imaging applications. A field-cycled MRI system is different from a conventional MRI system in that it uses two separate and dynamically controllable magnetic fields. A strong magnetic field is used to polarize the object, and a relatively weak magnetic field is used during signal acquisition. The potential benefits of field-cycled MRI are described. The theoretical dependences… CONTINUE READING