Seminar Series

Applying new magnetic resonance concepts and techniques to human scanning

This talk will describe recent developments in several areas of magnetic resonance hardware and sequences which have been applied to clinical research and patient scanning at field strengths between 1.5 and 7 Tesla. Topics will include the design of very high permittivity materials/metamaterials for improved magnetic field homogeneity and lower power deposition, new ceramic-based resonators for multi-element transmit arrays, methods for the rapid non-invasive estimation of tissue conductivity, high resolution motion-free imaging of the eye, and whole-body optical-based measurement of temperature changes. Clinical applications include studies of patients with eye tumours, muscular and neuromuscular dystrophies, and systematic lupus erythematodes.