By Topic

Signal-to-Noise Ratio Improvement by Bi-2223 Surface RF Coil in 0.3T MRI System

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Ye Li ; Department of Electrical Engineering and the State Key Laboratory on Power System, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China ; Yan Guo ; Xiaohua Jiang

A Bi-2223 surface RF coil was developed for a 0.3T permanent MRI system to achieve better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of images. Based on the finite element method (FEM), the SNR of a copper-made surface coil is analyzed, and the emphasis is put on the coil self-resistance that accounts for much higher percentage of the equivalent noise resistance in low field MRI than that in high field MRI. In order to improve SNR, a surface coil that is made of a Bi-2223 tape is fabricated for a 0.3T permanent MRI system. Phantom images are acquired, and the image SNR by the Bi-2223 coil in liquid nitrogen is improved by up to 35% compared with that by a copper coil at room temperature.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 3 )