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8067938 Microcoil NMR detectors  
The present invention provides resonance circuits, detection devices incorporating such circuits, and methods for their design, construction, and use.
8067939 Magnetic resonance gradient coil formed by two different types of conductors  
A gradient coil of a magnetic resonance apparatus has a first conductor structure and a second conductor structure connected with one another so that windings of the gradient coil are formed. The...
8063638 Liquid dielectric gradient coil system and method  
Magnetic resonance imaging systems having gradient coil assemblies employing a liquid dielectric medium are provided. In one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a gradient...
8064984 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a magnet having a two poles and a wall connecting the poles; the poles delimiting a patient-imaging space; and a table which is slidably connected...
8064980 Initiating a scan in a medical imaging system  
A method of initiating a scan in a medical imaging device includes detecting a patient-ready signal from a magnetically and radiographically inert communication device and automatically initiating...
8063640 Method and device for measuring a sample in an NMR spectrometer using a coupling configuration with a press fit cell having a capillary envelope fastener  
A method for measuring an sample in an NMR spectrometer uses a coupling configuration (1; 30) comprising a coupling element (3) and a supply capillary (2), wherein the coupling element (3) has a...
8058872 Systems, devices, methods, and compositions including functionalized ferromagnetic structures  
Magnetic resonance systems, devices, methods, and compositions are provided. A nuclear magnetic resonance imaging composition includes, but is not limited to, a plurality of functionalized...
8058873 Prevention quench in a magnetic resonance examination system  
A magnetic resonance examination system (10) includes a superconducting main magnet (20) surrounding an examination region (18) and generating a main magnetic field in the examination region (18)...
8054080 Closure and system for NMR sample containers  
A removable closure for closing the open end of an NMR sample tube having an open end and a closed end of the invention includes a cylindrical proximal first and a distal second portion, both...
8049503 Position detecting system and position detecting method  
A system includes a body-insertable apparatus disposed while introduced in a subject in a detection space, and an external apparatus disposed on the outside of the subject. The body-insertable...
8049505 MRI system with direct digital receiver using resampling  
The present invention relates to magnetic resonance imaging system and to a direct digital receiver (18) for an RF coil (D1, D2), in particular of a magnetic resonance imaging system. To obtain...
8049501 Multi-frequency RF coil  
A multi-frequency imaging radio frequency (RF) coil operational at three or more different frequencies, with a shifting frequency loop structure proximate the coil and switchably coupled to...
8049502 Tunable radio-frequency coil  
A radio frequency (RF) coil comprising a plurality of electrically uninterrupted conductive legs, each leg having a first end and a second end, and at least one continuous conductor electrically...
8049499 Controlling multi-channel transmitter effects on specific absorption rate  
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with controlling the specific absorption rate (SAR) in a patient associated with a conductor are described. The conductor may be, for example, a...
8049504 Simple decoupling of a multi-element RF coil, enabling also detuning and matching functionality  
A coil (36) includes coil elements (381, 382, . . . , 38n). The coil (36) can transmit radio frequency excitation pulses into an examination region (14) and/or receive responsive radio frequency...
8049500 Dynamically selectively configuring wireless transmitter associated with MRI detector coil  
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with dynamically selectively configuring wireless transmitters associated with MRI detector coils are described. One example apparatus includes a...
8046046 RF array coil system and method for magnetic resonance imaging  
A RF array coil system and method for magnetic resonance imaging are provided. The array coil system includes an anterior coil section having a main anterior coil section and at least one...
8046047 Extended-coverage imaging coil  
Extended-coverage magnetic resonance imaging coils with optimized homogeneity in longitudinal sensitivity are described. One exemplary coil includes four elements, where two of the elements are...
8041414 Dual-modality imaging  
The invention relates to a dual-modality imaging system and a method for dual-modality imaging of an imaged object, wherein a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus for acquiring MRI data and...
8040136 NMR solenoidal coil for RF field homogeneity  
An NMR signal acquisition device that can increase the magnetic field homogeneity in a high frequency magnetic field by one of the following. (a) Current paths each having a different inductance...
RE42856 Magnetic resonance probes  
A magnetic resonance probe may include a plurality of center conductors, at least some center conductors including a conductive core and an insulator disposed at least partially about the core...
8035386 NMR probe with magnetic field irradiating coil and NMR signal receiving coil  
A probe for NMR includes a coil for irradiating an RF magnetic field and a coil for receiving an NMR signal, wherein the coil for irradiating the RF magnetic field includes one wire or one sheet...
8035382 Coil decoupling in magnetic resonance imaging  
A radio frequency coil array (50) includes at least first (501) and second (502) receive coils. A flux pipe (52) includes electrically connected first (2521) and second (2522) loop coils. The...
8035375 Material for electrical isolation and vibro-acoustic performance  
The present invention provides a material for the construction of external coverings accessible by humans or animals. It aims to increase the breakdown voltage between a high voltage VRF, high...
8035385 MRI system and RF coil with enhanced cooling in vicinty of included circuit elements  
When an RF coil in a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a plurality of conductive members and circuit elements connected to the conductive members, at least part of each of the conductive...
8035383 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and RF coil for magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
This invention provides a receiving coil that allows a high-quality image of high depth sensitivity to be obtained during vertical magnetic field MRI without limiting selection of a cross section...
8035384 Hybrid birdcage-TEM radio frequency (RF) coil for multinuclear MRI/MRS  
A radio frequency (RF) coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a plurality of rungs disposed around a volume and a first end ring connected to a first end of the plurality of rungs....
8030925 Tunable superconducting resonator and methods of tuning thereof  
A method of tuning a high temperature superconductor (HTS) resonator includes the steps of providing a HTS inductor and a HTS capacitor, the HTS capacitor being electrically connected to the HTS...
8030932 Bandwidth expansion in magnetic resonance  
An apparatus for use in a magnetic resonance examination includes a radio frequency receive coil (50) and adjustable tuning circuitry (51) for adjusting the resonant frequency of the receive coil....
8030930 Magnetic resonance imaging local coil composed of separate parts  
A separated coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system has a first partial coil in a first partial casing and a second partial coil in a second partial casing, the first and second partial coils...
8030926 Surface coil arrays for simultaneous reception and transmission with a volume coil and uses thereof  
This invention provides arrays of counter rotating current surface coils for simultaneous reception and transmission with a volume coil for improved signal-to-noise ratio and radio frequency field...
8030928 Magnetic resonance coil fixed in place by air pressure  
An air pressure fixed coil for magnetic resonance imaging has a surface on which an air pressure fixing device is arranged. The air pressure fixing device is in communication with a control...
8030929 Coil and MRI system  
A coil includes a coil element to receive MR signals with a first frequency from a subject. The coil element includes a main current path section in which an MR current arising due to...
8030927 Magnet temperature control device  
A magnet temperature control device, for use in a magnetic resonance system having a magnet, includes a pipeline and a temperature regulator. The pipeline is connected to a liquid or gas...
8030931 Wireless magnetic resonance imaging upconversion stage with a paramagnetic amplifier and delay line converting RF signals to microwave signals  
An upconversion stage for a wireless magnetic resonance imaging system local coil array has a number of upconversion circuits. Each upconversion circuit includes a parametric amplifier, an antenna...
8026721 Remote body arrays for high-performance magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy  
In a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method, radio frequency signals are radiated into an examination subject and/or received from the examination subject by an array of radio frequency...
8022705 Microstrip coil designs for MRI devices  
A microstrip-based RF coil for use in an MRI apparatus constructed to perform human head and extremity imaging according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a coil former defined...
8022706 Silent and thin RF body coil  
An imaging subject (16) is disposed in an examination region (12) for examination. A cover (18) is disposed around the examination region (12). Magnetic field gradient coils (30) impose selected...
8018232 Interleaved gradient coil for magnetic resonance imaging  
Gradient coils for generating gradient magnetic fields in a magnetic resonance imaging system are provided. In one embodiment, a gradient coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system may include a...
8013608 High-resolution NMR probe  
A high-resolution NMR probe is offered which is simple in structure and can be fabricated at low cost. The inside of the probe is maintained in a vacuum to adiabatically isolate the inside from...
8013606 Shielded multix coil array for parallel high field MRI  
A coil arrangement (32) comprises individual coil segments (381, 382, . . . , 38n) disposed adjacently one another adjacent an examination field (14). At least one radio frequency shield (40) is...
8013604 Temperature-controlled magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus  
A method for improving the imaging quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment and MRI equipment, include obtaining a corresponding relationship between a deterioration factor of imaging...
8013605 Magnetic resonance system having a superconducting whole-body receiving arrangement  
A data acquisition unit of a magnetic resonance system has an examination region therein, relative to which an examination subject is conveyed by a patient bed. The data acquisition unit has a...
8013697 Solenoidal superconducting magnet structure  
A method of manufacturing a solenoidal magnet structure, includes the step of providing a collapsible accurate mold in which to wind the coils winding wire into defined positions in the mold,...
8013607 Magnetic shielding for a PET detector system  
A positron emission tomography (PET) detector ring comprising: a radiation detector ring comprising scintillators (74) viewed by photomultiplier tubes (72); and a magnetic field shielding...
8013609 Detuning circuit and detuning method for an MRI system  
The present invention relates to a magnetic resonance imaging system and a corresponding method having a transmit phase and a receive phase. Further, the present invention relates to a detuning...
8008917 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging apparatus having an open U- or C-shaped magnet structure, wherein the magnet structure has at least one vertical connection member for joining two horizontal wall...
8008918 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and scanning-condition setting method  
A Signal-to-Noise (SN) ratio maintained scanning-condition recalculating unit re-sets a value of a scanning parameter other than an SN ratio included in scanning conditions when the size of a...
8008916 Magnetic resonance apparatus having an asymmetrical cylindrical gradient coil and at least one asymmetrical shim-coil  
A magnetic resonance apparatus has a cylindrical gradient coil with an x-gradient coil and a y-gradient coil that are asymmetrical relative to the z-direction of a coordinate system, the...
8004281 Optimized MRI strip array detectors and apparatus, systems and methods related thereto  
Featured is a device for NMR or MRI signals from excited nuclei as well as related apparatus, systems and methods. The device includes a strip array antenna including one or more conductor and N...