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dc.contributor.supervisor LoVetri, Joe (Electrical and Computer Engineering) King, Scott (Electrical and Computer Engineering) en
dc.contributor.author Smith, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-27T14:18:13Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-27T14:18:13Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-27T14:18:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/330
dc.description.abstract The main objective was to construct a 16-channel anterior cardiac array for 3T MRI capable of ⅓ mm pixel resolution across the right coronary artery, while achieving favourable parallel imaging characteristics. Based on FDTD simulations, improved performance relative to previous 16-channel designs was predicted by focusing small elements directly above the ROI, improving SNR behaviour, and using larger peripheral loops for maintaining overall parallel imaging characteristics, verifying the primary project hypothesis. Within the cardiac region, average simulated SNR gains of 62% and 129% were found for acceleration factors R=1 and R=4 respectively, compared to an industry design. Experimental analysis verified that ⅓ mm resolution is achievable within the right coronary artery, while also applying the benefits of parallel imaging up to R=3. This is a crucial step towards improving cardiac diagnostics. In addition, acceleration factors up to R=5 are achievable on a human torso, offering significant imaging time reductions. For an anterior section of the cardiac region, simulated results predicted an average SNR gain of 221%, where 460% gain was found experimentally. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject SENSE en
dc.subject MRI en
dc.title Design of a sixteen channel anterior cardiac receive coil for parallel imaging at 3T en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Electrical and Computer Engineering en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Oliver, Derek (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Hu, Can-Ming (Physics & Astronomy) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note May 2007 en


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