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Title: Philips 3T Intera Magnetic Resonance Imaging System and Upgrade of existing MRI equipment

Abstract

The objective of this proposal was twofold. First, upgrade existing MRI equipment, specifically a research 4.1T whole-body system. Second, purchase a clinical, state-of-the-art 3T MRI system tailored specifically to cardiovascular and neurological applications. This project was within the guidelines of ''Medical Applications and Measurement Science''. The goals were: [1] to develop beneficial applications of magnetic resonance imaging; [2] discover new applications of MR strategies for medical research; and [2] apply them for clinical diagnosis. Much of this proposal searched for breakthroughs in this noninvasive and nondestructive imaging technology. Finally, this proposal's activities focused on research in the basic science of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and engineering as applied to bioengineering. The centerpiece of this grant was our 4.1T ultra-high field whole-body nuclear magnetic resonance system and the newly acquired state-of-the-art, heart and head dedicated 3T clinical MRI system. We have successfully upgraded the equipment for the 4.1T system so that it is now state-of-the-art with new gradient and radio frequency amplifiers. We also purchase a unique In Vivo EKG monitoring unit that will permit tracking clinical quality EKG signals while the patient is in a high field MR scanner. Important upgrades of a peripheral vascular coil and a state-of-the-art clinical workstationmore » for processing complex heart images were implemented. The most recent acquisition was the purchase of a state-of-the-art Philips 3T Intera clinical MRI system. This system is unique in that the magnet is only 5 1/2 feet long compare to over 12 feet long magnet of our 4.1T MRI system. The 3T MRI system is fully functional and its use and applications are already greatly benefiting the UAB with 200-300 micron resolution brain images and diagnostic quality MR angiography of coronary arteries in less than 5 minutes.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Alabama at Birmingham (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
834766
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/63118
TRN: US200507%%424
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-01ER63118
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 May 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; AMPLIFIERS; ARTERIES; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; BLOOD VESSELS; BRAIN; IN VIVO; NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE; PATIENTS; RESOLUTION; MANGETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; HIGH-FIELD; 3T; 4.1T; 1.5T; UPGRADE

Citation Formats

Evanochko, William T. Philips 3T Intera Magnetic Resonance Imaging System and Upgrade of existing MRI equipment. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/834766.
Evanochko, William T. Philips 3T Intera Magnetic Resonance Imaging System and Upgrade of existing MRI equipment. United States. doi:10.2172/834766.
Evanochko, William T. Fri . "Philips 3T Intera Magnetic Resonance Imaging System and Upgrade of existing MRI equipment". United States. doi:10.2172/834766. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/834766.
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abstractNote = {The objective of this proposal was twofold. First, upgrade existing MRI equipment, specifically a research 4.1T whole-body system. Second, purchase a clinical, state-of-the-art 3T MRI system tailored specifically to cardiovascular and neurological applications. This project was within the guidelines of ''Medical Applications and Measurement Science''. The goals were: [1] to develop beneficial applications of magnetic resonance imaging; [2] discover new applications of MR strategies for medical research; and [2] apply them for clinical diagnosis. Much of this proposal searched for breakthroughs in this noninvasive and nondestructive imaging technology. Finally, this proposal's activities focused on research in the basic science of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and engineering as applied to bioengineering. The centerpiece of this grant was our 4.1T ultra-high field whole-body nuclear magnetic resonance system and the newly acquired state-of-the-art, heart and head dedicated 3T clinical MRI system. We have successfully upgraded the equipment for the 4.1T system so that it is now state-of-the-art with new gradient and radio frequency amplifiers. We also purchase a unique In Vivo EKG monitoring unit that will permit tracking clinical quality EKG signals while the patient is in a high field MR scanner. Important upgrades of a peripheral vascular coil and a state-of-the-art clinical workstation for processing complex heart images were implemented. The most recent acquisition was the purchase of a state-of-the-art Philips 3T Intera clinical MRI system. This system is unique in that the magnet is only 5 1/2 feet long compare to over 12 feet long magnet of our 4.1T MRI system. The 3T MRI system is fully functional and its use and applications are already greatly benefiting the UAB with 200-300 micron resolution brain images and diagnostic quality MR angiography of coronary arteries in less than 5 minutes.},
doi = {10.2172/834766},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 14 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Fri May 14 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
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