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Modeling Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting Signals in the Presence of Exchange

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Stephanie Hougen with Mark Griswold
Modeling Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting Signals in the Presence of Exchange
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has many applications in our current healthcare system. The MRI group at CWRU has recently introduced a new imaging technique, magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF), that presents a new quantitative approach to imaging. …Read more.

Design of a Persistent Switch for 0.35T Magnesium DiBoride Superconducting Magnets

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

Sean Kinzler with Michael Martens
Design of a Persistent Switch for 0.35T Magnesium DiBoride Superconducting Magnets
Recent progress in magnet design and persistent joints using for the magnesium diboride, MgB2, superconductor has made clear the increasingly important role of the persistent switch in magnet quench protection. …Read more.

Significance of Image Heterogeneity in Multi-Modality Medical Imaging

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Devin Miles with David Jordan
Significance of Image Heterogeneity in Multi-Modality Medical Imaging

Heterogeneous features have been observed in clinical PET-CT and PET-MRI imaging of tumors.  The significance of this heterogeneity is not well understood but may have prognostic value for clinicians.  …Read more.

Persistent Switch Design for MgB2 Superconducting Magnet

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Jeffrey Oleski with Michael Martens and David Doll
Persistent Switch Design for MgB2 Superconducting Magnet

High quality MRI imaging requires that the main magnetic field remain temporally stable to within 0.1 ppm per hour, which is achieved by operating the main superconducting magnet in persistent current mode. …Read more.

Desktop MRI Console

Date posted: May 1st, 2014

Slavko Rebec with Mark Griswold
Desktop MRI Console

In modern MRI courses there is a severe lack of hands on interactions with clinical MRI machines due to the high cost of the equipment. …Read more.

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