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Novel Target-Field Method for Designing Shielded Biplanar Shim and Gradient Coils


Forbes, LK and Crozier, S, Novel Target-Field Method for Designing Shielded Biplanar Shim and Gradient Coils, IEEE Transactions on Magnets, 40, (4) pp. 1929-1938. ISSN 0018-9464 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1109/TMAG.2004.828934


A new method is presented here for the systematic design of biplanar shielded shim and gradient coils, for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other applications. The desired target field interior to the coil is specified in advance, and a winding pattern is then designed to produce a field that matches the target as closely as possible. Both gradient and shim coils can be designed by this approach, and the target region can be located asymmetrically within the coil. The interior target field may be matched at two or more interior locations, to improve accuracy. When shields are present, the winding patterns are designed so that the fields exterior to the biplanar coil are made as small as possible. The method is illustrated here by the design of some transverse gradient and shim coils.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Condensed matter physics
Research Field:Electronic and magnetic properties of condensed matter; superconductivity
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Forbes, LK (Professor Larry Forbes)
ID Code:30911
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:44
Deposited By:Mathematics
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2007-11-06

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