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8405395 Method for simultaneous multi-slice magnetic resonance imaging  
A method for multi-slice magnetic resonance imaging, in which image data is acquired simultaneously from multiple slice locations using a radio frequency coil array, is provided. By way of...
8406852 MRI involving forwardly and reversely polarised RF excitation  
A system for MR imaging of a body placed in an examination volume including main coils for establishing a substantially homogeneous main magnetic field in the examination volume, gradient coils...
8405396 Implantable or insertable nuclear magnetic resonant imaging system  
Nuclear Magnetic Resonant Imaging (also called Magnetic Resonant Imaging or “MRI”) devices which are implantable, internal or insertable are provided. The disclosure describes ways to miniaturize,...
8406833 Cryostat having a magnet coil system, which comprises an LTS section and a heatable HTS section  
A cryostat (1) with a magnet coil system including superconductors for the production of a magnet field B0 in a measuring volume (3) has a plurality of radically nested solenoid-shaped coil...
8400149 Systems and methods for gating an imaging device  
A method and system for automatically gating an imaging device is disclosed. Physiological process information of a patient may be derived from a plethysmographic signal, for example, by analyzing...
8400153 Moulded cable traps  
An overmoulded cable trap (302) for improved performance of an RF trap (102) is disclosed, wherein the RF trap (102) is placed on a section of an electrical cable (104) and fixed in position by...
8401615 Planar coil flexion fixture for magnetic resonance imaging and use thereof  
An aspect of the present invention is a system for magnetic resonance imaging that includes a fixture for housing an antenna such that the position of a portion of a patient's anatomy remains...
8390289 Magnet arrangement for generating an NMR-compatible homogeneous permanent magnetic field  
A magnet arrangement for generating an NMR-compatible homogeneous permanent magnetic field is described. The invention has two permanent magnets, referred to hereafter as main magnets, which each...
8390287 Coil decoupling  
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) phased array head coil (10) comprises an array of coils (1, 2, 3, 4) a decoupling circuit (7) and a decoupling base (14). Counter wound inductors from adjoining...
8390286 Ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging to discriminate and identify materials  
Method comprising obtaining an NMR measurement from a sample wherein an ultra-low field NMR system probes the sample and produces the NMR measurement and wherein a sampling temperature,...
8390288 Method and RF transmitter arrangement for generating RF fields  
A multi-channel RF transmitter arrangement comprising a plurality of RF transmitter elements like RE antennas, antenna elements, coils or coil elements, for generating an RF field, especially for...
8390292 Method and arrangement to transmit magnetic resonance signals  
In a method and an arrangement for magnetic resonance signal transmission, a first channel of a local coil arrangement has a first individual antenna that receives a first magnetic resonance...
8390291 Apparatus and method for tracking movement of a target  
The present invention discloses an apparatus and method to track the movement of a target. One embodiment tracks the movement of the patient during medical imaging scanning using optical...
8390290 Method and device for determining a position of a local coil in a magnetic resonance apparatus  
A device for determining the position of at least one local coil arranged or to be arranged on a patient bed of a magnetic resonance device has at least one optical coil marker arranged on the...
8384383 Method and device for reconstructing a sequence of magnetic resonance images  
A method for reconstructing a sequence of magnetic resonance (MR) images of an object under investigation, includes the steps of (a) providing a series of sets of image raw data including an image...
8384386 Dedicated system for msk joint imaging  
A system and method are presented that facilitate imaging of the joints of the upper and lower extremities including, for example, the hip and shoulder as well as sections of the spine, among...
8384379 Non-destructive determination of the pore size distribution and the distribution of fluid flow velocities  
A method is disclosed for the non-destructive determination of the pore size distribution and the distribution of fluid flow velocities using NMR spin echo signal measurements. In one embodiment,...
8384388 Magnetic resonance acquisition system, receiver antenna module, transmission signal reception module, magnetic resonance system and method to transfer MR response signals  
A magnetic resonance receiver system has an antenna arrangement with a number of receiver antenna elements to receive MR response signals. The magnetic resonance system has a combination network...
8378681 Multiple-frequency RF trap and MRI system  
A multiple-frequency RF trap and an MRI system including a multiple-frequency RF trap. The multiple-frequency RF trap being tuned to block RF energy at two frequencies.
8378683 Hall effect current sensor  
Example systems, apparatus, circuits, and so on described herein concern a Hall effect current sensor that includes a planar portion of a conductor that is oriented perpendicular to a base...
8378682 Field image tomography for magnetic resonance imaging  
Field Image Tomography (FIT) is a fundamental new theory for determining the three-dimensional (3D) spatial density distribution of field emitting sources. The field can be the intensity of any...
8373417 Method and device to detect failure of a magnetic resonance gradient coil by monitoring a supply cable thereof  
Efficient gradient cable monitoring is enabled by a device and a method to determine a failure in at least one gradient coil of a magnetic resonance tomography system with gradient cables...
8373414 Magnetic resonance system and method for spatially resolved detection of movement processes  
A method for spatially resolved detection and display of movement processes in an examination subject by means of magnetic resonance tomography includes the steps of imposing a magnetization...
8373416 Data processing system, data processing method, diagnostic imaging apparatus, and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
A data processing system configured to process acquired image data (e.g., as part of a diagnostic imaging apparatus) uses a signal-power estimating unit for estimating signal power by using...
8368402 NMR systems for in vivo detection of analytes  
This invention relates generally to NMR systems for in vivo detection of analytes. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems in which superparamagnetic...
8362775 Magnetic resonance whole body antenna system, elliptically polarized with major ellipse axis tilted/non-horizontal at least when unoccupied by an examination subject  
A magnetic resonance system obtaining magnetic resonance exposures of an examination subject, has an examination tunnel, a whole-body antenna with two connection terminals. The whole-body antenna...
8362774 Cooling MRI components/electronic circuit elements/bed through gas flow paths formed between cylindrical RF coil unit base and cylindrical bore tube  
A magnetic resonance apparatus includes a static field magnet, a gradient field coil, a cover which forms, inside the static field magnet and the gradient field coil, an internal space in which a...
8362777 Optimized flat/saddle coil cooling system  
An optimization of a magnetic resonance apparatus is achieved by a device and a method to generate a gradient field in a magnetic resonance apparatus, wherein a field directed in a first direction...
8362776 Apparatus for tuning magnetic resonance coil elements and method of making same  
A method, system, and apparatus including a radio-frequency (RF) phased coil array for a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging apparatus that includes a first RF coil element tuned to a first frequency...
8362778 Arrangements and method for shimming a magnetic field  
A shim arrangement for increasing the homogeneity of a magnetic field within a homogeneous field region, comprising: shim channels extending within a volume between a magnetic field generator and...
8358131 RF stripline antenna with impedance adaptation for MR imaging  
The efficiency and the field structure of an antenna arrangement for a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus are improved by at least one impedance transformation circuit connected with the antenna.
8358132 Irradiating coil and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus using the same  
An irradiating coil includes a first ring conductor located on a plane, a second ring conductor having a smaller diameter than a diameter of the first ring conductor and located substantially on...
8358133 MRI body coil connected to a frangible retention frame circuit board assembly and method for attaching an electronic module to a body coil of a magnetic resonance apparatus  
Efficient mounting of a module to a whole-body coil of a magnetic resonance apparatus is enabled by a circuit board with conductive contact regions located at least in the area of an edge of the...
8359084 Containment tubes and imaging systems employing same  
An isolation system with imaging or radiation therapy capability is disclosed. At least one containment barrier (14, 15, 16, 17) defines an isolation region (10). An imaging or therapy system (20)...
8355877 System for predicting responsiveness to a pharmaceutical therapy for obesity  
Methods, systems, and computer program products using TRL V6 as a biomarker for the modulation of triglyceride and/or lipoprotein metabolism in a mammal induced by an investigational weight loss...
8354843 Magnetic resonance pre-determined data acquisition and image reconstruction with location-coding of magnetic resonance data exclusively via phase coding only  
In a method and system to generate magnetic resonance (MR) images by MR data are acquired by a pure phase-coded imaging in k-space having a predetermined set of possible measurement points, with...
8350568 Nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus  
A nuclear magnetic resonance apparatus includes a dewar containing a low-temperature liquid refrigerant, a prepolarization coil disposed inside the dewar and including a superconducting wire, a...
8350569 Device and method for switching a pin diode  
A circuit for switching a PIN diode has a PIN diode and an inductor (in particular a coil) as well as a direct voltage source and a group of switches, wherein in a first switch setting of the...
8350566 Magnetic particle imaging apparatus, method of disposing detection coil for magnetic particle imaging apparatus, and magnetic flux detecting apparatus  
In a magnetic particle imaging apparatus that forms an image of a distribution of magnetic particles based on changes in a magnetic flux generated by magnetization of the magnetic particles,...
8344730 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus  
An apparatus includes a unit which acquires, by a first sequence, an MR signal before administration of a contrast agent and which also acquires, by a second sequence, an MR signal after the...
8344731 NMR device for detection of analytes  
This invention relates generally to detection devices having one or more small wells each surrounded by, or in close proximity to, an NMR micro coil, each well containing a liquid sample with...
8339138 Dynamic composite gradient systems for MRI  
A composite gradient system is described, including a body gradient system and an insert gradient system, in which the body gradient system and the insert gradient system can be driven...
8334697 Split gradient coil and PET/MRI hybrid system using the same  
A generally cylindrical set of coil windings (10, 30, 80) includes primary coil windings (12, 32, 82) and shield coil windings (14, 34, 84) at a larger radial position than the primary coil...
8334698 Sample holding device, in particular for holding a rodent or an MR phantom in an MRT device  
A sample holding device, adapted for holding a sample, like a rodent or an MR phantom sample in a magnet bore of a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) device, comprises a sample carrier being...
8324899 MR coil with fiber optical connection  
An MRI coil system (34) comprises a local RF coil assembly (36) which includes one or more RF coil elements (38). An electronic circuit (88) is operatively connected to the RF coil elements (38),...
8324900 Magnetic resonance integrated-circuit low-noise amplifier  
It is proposed herein to improve the specifications of a low-noise amplifier (LNA) by integrating it in a chip. In order to cover a range of operating frequencies using a single chip, the...
8319588 Hollow cylindrical thermal shield for a tubular cryogenically cooled superconducting magnet  
A hollow cylindrical thermal shield for a tubular cryogenically cooled superconducting magnet, has a first axis, an inner cylindrical tube having an axis aligned with the first axis, an outer...
8320990 Intrabody MRI stacked flat loop antennas and related systems  
Elongate intrabody MRI-antenna probes include opposing distal and proximal portions. The distal portion includes at least one multi-turn conductor arranged as a stack of substantially flat loops,...
8307534 Method of forming a coupled coil arrangement  
A method of forming an encapsulated coupled coil arrangement. The method includes coupling a first lead of a first coil to a second lead of an electrical circuit device, by soldering or infusion,...
8305173 Superconductive magnet  
There is obtained a superconductive magnet in which there are reduced the machining costs and the amount of materials for bobbins and supporting members that support coils. In a superconductive...