Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold.

Abstract

This report describes the method and design of a high-frequency RF coil used for an MR imager with a magnetic field strength of 4.7 Tesla. The application of such a coil is for functional imaging of small-animal brain physiology. Rather than the traditional bird-cage coil design, this design utilizes microstrip lines as tuning elements in a resonator coil structure. The design was numerically simulated in HP HFSS and constructed and tested with successful results.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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