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8004280 Arrangement for controlling individual antennas of an antenna arrangement  
An arrangement for controlling individual antennas of an antenna arrangement in a magnetic resonance apparatus has a device for signal division. This device is designed such that each transmission...
7999548 Dual lower extremity MRI coil array with simultaneously independent MRI signal detection from both legs  
Magnetic resonance imaging of the lower extremities using a coil array having sections of decoupled coil elements that enclose, bilaterally and separately, both legs at the same longitudinal...
7999546 MR imaging magnet with body coil illuminating the imaging bore  
An imaging magnet has a patient bore for receiving a human or animal patient, including a body coil assembly having a body coil former and a body coil. The body coil assembly is provided with at...
7999547 System for magnetic resonance imaging assisted surgery  
A system and method for magnetic resonance imaging assisted surgery. The system includes an antenna support assembly and an antenna that are used to acquire real time images of the surgical site...
7999549 Transmission path for use in RF fields providing reduced RF heating  
A transmission path (2) comprising an electrically conductive link or connection lead or line or cable (21) is disclosed, which path is or can be made RF safe (especially with respect to heating...
7994788 Short hybrid microstrip magnetic resonance coils  
A hybrid microstrip coil for magnetic resonance imaging including a microstrip assembly aligned in the superior/inferior (S/I) direction. In one example, the microstrip assembly has conductive...
7994787 Superconducting magnet, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, and method of calculating coolability of cryo-cooler  
An MRI apparatus is provided in which a heat quantity penetrating into the helium tank of a superconducting magnet can be grasped to select a cryo-cooler to be incorporated, whereby consumption of...
7994783 Integrated microchip incorporating atomic magnetometer and microfluidic channel for NMR and MRI  
An integral microfluidic device includes an alkali vapor cell and microfluidic channel, which can be used to detect magnetism for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging...
7994786 System and method for use of nanoparticles in imaging and temperature measurement  
This invention provides a system and method that improves the sensitivity and localization capabilities of Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) by using combinations of time-varying and static magnetic...
7990142 MRI apparatus generating deformed binomial pulse waveforms based on flip angle  
An MRI apparatus has a waveform setting unit, an applying control unit, a reconstructing unit, and a display control unit. The waveform setting unit sets an asymmetric RF pulse Waveform. The...
7990145 Digitized MR signal data encoding with dynamically variable bit rate  
A digital receiver circuit includes an encoder (104) for encoding a digitized magnetic resonance signal is disclosed herein. The digitized magnetic resonance signal includes one or more data...
7990147 System and method for electrically contacting local coils with a signal processor remote therefrom in a magnetic resonance scanner  
In a contacting system and method for contacting magnetic resonance local coils with a unit for additional signal processing of a magnetic resonance data acquisition unit, a number of coil coupler...
7990143 NMR machine comprising solenoid gradient coils  
The nuclear magnetic resonance machine comprises a device (101) for creating an intense main magnetic field B0 in a useable interior space (109) in the form of a tunnel with axis Z, a device for...
7990141 Streamlined diagnostic MR imaging requiring only three control parameters of operator selected boundary conditions  
In a method for operation of a magnetic resonance system, at least one control device is fashioned for image data acquisition and corresponding components, and only three first control parameters...
7990148 Cooled NMR probe head and NMR analyzer  
An object of the present invention is to provide a cooled NMR probe including an antenna coil and capable of decreasing an operation temperature of the antenna coil by effectively cooling the...
7990146 Birdcage-like transmitting antenna for MRI  
A transmission antenna for magnetic resonance applications has a birdcage-like structure that includes antenna rods proceeding between first and second terminating elements respectively located at...
7990144 Multi-channel birdcage body coil for magnetic resonance imaging  
A birdcage multi-channel body coil has a number of coil units that form a cylindrical shape, and they are connected in succession in the circumferential direction along the side face of the...
7986143 Multicoil low-field nuclear magnetic resonance detection and imaging apparatus and method  
A multicoil NMR detection and imaging apparatus allows multicoil NMR detection and imaging to be performed efficiently at low operating frequencies. The apparatus comprises an AC voltage...
7986142 Apparatus for controlling an MRI antenna arrangement with elliptical polarization and equal amplitude signals at feed points  
A cylindrical antenna arrangement in a magnetic resonance apparatus has two feed points to feed in two partial signals, the two feed points being arranged on a cross-section of the antenna...
7986141 Patient bed with force generator to assist or effect movement of a device plug in a bed socket  
A patient bed, in particular for a magnetic resonance apparatus, has at least one socket for accommodation of a plug of a device (in particular a local coil) to be arranged at the patient bed. A...
7982566 Cryostat having a magnet coil system, which comprises an LTS section and an HTS section, which is arranged in the vacuum part  
A cryostat (1) with a magnet coil system including superconductors for the production of a magnet field B0 in a measuring volume (3) within a room temperature bore (2) of the cryostat has a...
7977945 Magnetic resonance system and operating method therefor  
A magnetic resonance system has a number of components including a basic magnetic field generation unit, gradient coils as well as a radio-frequency coil arrangement. The components are...
7977944 Control apparatus for a magnetic resonance imaging antenna arrangement  
An apparatus to control an antenna arrangement in a magnetic resonance apparatus has an amplifier with an input connected to a radio-frequency transmission signal to be amplified. The antenna...
7973614 Invisible balun and method of making same  
An apparatus and method for reducing stray magnetic fields include a decoupling circuit includes a balun that comprises a transmission line. The transmission line includes a first spiral...
7973530 MRI display with contrast navigation window  
In a method of displaying settings for a Magnetic Resonance (MR) image, a visual marker is displayed in a window. The coordinates of the visual marker correspond to T1 weighting of the MR image...
7973531 Detuning a radio-frequency coil  
For detuning of radio-frequency coils (in magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, for example), a conducting element (102) of a transmission cable is configured to form a primary resonant...
7965080 Electro-conductive pet phantom for MR/PET quality control measurement  
A phantom for use in quality control measurement of a fully integrated magnetic resonance/PET scanner is disclosed. The phantom features radiation activity distributed throughout an electrically...
7965081 Arrangement and support device for attaching local coils in a magnetic resonance apparatus  
An arrangement and a support device for attaching local coils to a patient for a magnetic resonance examination includes at least one local coil that is designed to acquire magnetic resonance...
7965082 Magnetic resonance radio frequency system and operating method therefor  
In a method for processing radio frequency signals of a magnetic resonance imaging system in which the coil portion of the magnetic resonance imaging system includes a body coil and a local coil,...
7965083 Array coil and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
An array coil including at least three conductive elements arranged at predetermined intervals, each of the conductive elements being in the form of a loop, and a plurality of switches that enable...
7961067 Superconducting magnet apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
A superconducting magnet apparatus obtains high magnetic field uniformity without increasing the volume of a magnetic material even against disturbances. The superconducting magnet apparatus has a...
7956612 System and method for displaying medical imaging spectral data as hypsometric maps  
A system and method for displaying MR spectroscopy data acquired using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes acquiring MR spectroscopy data from a region of interest using the MRI...
7952356 System and method for reconstructing multi-spectral 3D MR images  
An apparatus and method for reconstructing multi-spectral 3D MR images includes a magnetic resonance (MRI) apparatus that includes an MRI system having a plurality of gradient coils positioned...
7952355 Apparatus and method for reconstructing an MR image  
An MR imaging apparatus is disclosed, wherein the MR imaging apparatus includes a plurality of gradient coils positioned about a bore of a magnet, and an RF transceiver system controlled by a...
7949384 Method to correct magnetic field/phase variations in proton resonance frequency shift thermometry in magnetic resonance imaging  
PRF shift MRI data is acquired. The PRF shift MRI data may include signals affected by both a desired PRF shift and an undesired PRF shift. Thus, example systems and methods describe manipulating...
7944210 Magnetic resonance rf transmission arrangement and method with commonly fed labeling and excitation antennas  
A radio-frequency transmission device for a magnetic resonance system to generate magnetic resonance exposures of an examination region of an examination subject, has: a first radio-frequency...
7944208 Active image area positioning with adjustable patient bench permitting chair-shaped patient transport into and out of an open MRI apparatus system  
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging System consisting of a magnet (10) with a U-shaped frame (15), whose pole faces define an open magnetic imaging area [R] for a patient, and a magnetic field generator...
7940046 Magnetic resonance apparatus with structurally separate RF transmit and RF reception devices  
A magnetic resonance system has a first installation unit, in which a control processor device is arranged, as well as a radio-frequency coil arrangement for transmitting and receiving magnetic...
7940047 Microcontroller system for identifying RF coils in the bore of a magnetic resonance imaging system  
A method and apparatus for identifying local RF coils in a MR system includes a microcontroller that is provided in the bore of the system. The microprocessor determines when local RF coils are...
7936171 Baluns, a fine balance and impedance adjustment module, a multi-layer transmission line, and transmission line NMR probes using same  
A pseudo-Marchand balun, compound balun and tunable multi-resonant coaxial balun, and NMR probes employing each such balun, and a fine balance and impedance adjustment module and a multi-layer...
7936170 RF coil and apparatus to reduce acoustic noise in an MRI system  
A radio frequency (RF) coil for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes a first end ring section containing a plurality of openings and a second end ring section containing a plurality...
7932721 Inductive decoupling of a RF coil array  
An apparatus for imaging includes: a radio frequency (RF) coil array having a first RF coil and at least one additional RF coil, where the RF coil array is adapted to generate an image signal; a...
7932722 Transversely folded gradient coil  
A gradient coil comprising: a pair of gradient coil units disposed so as to enclose a gradient axis, each gradient coil unit including: a gradient coil substrate with a primary coil section, a...
7928730 Electromagnet apparatus generating a homogeneous magnetic field with ferromagnetic members arranged inside cryogenic vessels  
The electromagnet apparatuses generate a homogeneous magnetic field in a homogeneous magnetic field region by a pair of superconductive main coils for facing to each other; a pair of...
7928820 Superconducting magnet and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
In a superconducting magnet, including a vacuum vessel, a coil vessel inside the vacuum vessel, and a superconducting coil inside the coil vessel for generating a magnetic field, has a magnetic...
7928731 Arrangement to adjust the homogeneity of a basic magnetic field  
An arrangement for the adjustment of the homogeneity of a basic magnetic field in a magnetic resonance apparatus includes gradient coil support fashioned to support a gradient coil system. The...
7924009 Antenna arrangement for a magnetic resonance apparatus  
In an antenna arrangement for a magnetic resonance apparatus and a method for acquiring magnetic resonance signals, which has at least four individually operable antenna conductor loops arranged...
7924008 Vibrationally decoupled patient table for use in magnetic resonance system  
The present utility model discloses a patient table for a magnetic resonance system, said magnetic resonance system also comprises a body coil, and said patient table comprises a table board and...
7924010 Apparatus for supporting and method for forming a support for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnet  
An apparatus and method for supporting a magnetic resonance imaging magnet are provided. The apparatus includes a magnet coil support structure having a main former body with a plurality of...
7924003 Method for water-fat separation and T2* estimation in an MRI system employing multiple fat spectral peaks and fat spectrum self-calibration  
NMR signal contributions from water and fat are separated using a model of the fat resonant frequency spectrum that has multiple resonant peaks. The relative frequencies of the multiple fat...