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US20110043205 REAL-TIME LOCAL AND GLOBAL SAR ESTIMATION FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND IMPROVED SCANNING PERFORMANCE  
In a method and apparatus to enable increased RF duty cycle in high field MR scans, a specific energy absorption rate (SAR) calculation processor (36) calculates the local and global SAR or even a...
US20110121986 MAGNETIC FIELD STRENGTH THRESHOLD ALARM  
A magnetic field strength threshold alarm that includes sensing means responsive to a magnetic field and actuating in response to field strength above a predetermined threshold, the sensing means...
US20140306702 Magnetic Resonance Scanner and Antenna  
The embodiments relate to a magnetic resonance scanner including an antenna system having an adjustment device for modifying the natural frequency of a natural mechanical oscillation mode of the...
US20120105059 SHIELDING APPARATUS AND SHIELDING STRUCTURES FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SCANNER  
One or more embodiments of the invention relate to a shielding apparatus for shielding at least one at least partially metallic implant in the body of a patient during an examination by magnetic...
US20150247814 Method and apparatus for the analysis of wine  
A method for analyzing wine proposes puncturing the closure (60) of a wine bottle (61) containing wine (62) with a disposable cannula (3) having a lateral cannula opening (32) and a female Luer...
US20130033261 Noble Gas Magnetic Resonator  
Precise measurements of a precessional rate of noble gas in a magnetic field is obtained by constraining the time averaged direction of the spins of a stimulating alkali gas to lie in a plane...
US20120092008 Multi-Phase Metering Device for Oilfield Applications  
This application is related to a system and methods for sampling fluids and gases using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology. Specifically the system is related to an improved metallic pipe...
US20110089944 NUCLEIC ACID NANOTUBE LIQUID CRYSTALS AND USE FOR NMR STRUCTURE DETERMINATION OF MEMBRANE PROTEINS  
Compositions and methods for preparing nucleic acid nanotubes using DNA origami techniques are described, which provide for nanotubes of predictable and uniform length. The nucleic acid nanotubes...
US20120217965 MAGNETIC RESONANCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM  
The present embodiments relate to a magnetic resonance tomography system that includes antenna elements and a controller for selection of the antenna elements. The controller is configured to...
US20110094288 MAPPING ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCERS  
Ultrasound transducers may be mapped by varying a focus-affecting parameter and adjusting the parameter so as to improve focus quality. In some embodiments, mapping involves successively varying...
US20150088449 QUALITY ASSURANCE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE BASED RADIATION THERAPY PLANNING  
A system (20) for quality assurance of a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging device (23) used in magnetic resonance based radiation therapy planning includes a phantom (10) weighing less than 18.2 kg...
US20120139536 SHIPPING CONTAINER EXPLOSIVES AND CONTRABAND DETECTION SYSTEM USING NUCLEAR QUADRUPOLE RESONANCE  
For container-carried explosives or contraband, stimulated emissions due to nuclear quadropole resonance are detected utilizing a terminated balanced transmission line and a directional coupler...
US20110162437 Biomarker for Mitochondrial Toxicity Associated with Phospholipidosis  
The present invention relates to a method for determining a risk of a phospholipidotic compound for inducing mitochondrial toxicity which is associated with drug-induced phospholipidosis,...
US20110210730 Molecular Structure Determination from NMR Spectroscopy  
Methods for the determination of the molecular structures of compounds are disclosed, the methods comprising obtaining NMR spectroscopic measurements of compounds, determining internuclear...
US20130181708 AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF THE POWER CONSUMPTION OF A MAGNETIC RESONANCE FACILITY  
A method for operating a magnetic resonance facility is proposed. The magnetic resonance facility has a number of power-consuming components. The power consumption is determined for each...
US20110079093 Methods of Distinguishing Between Glutamine Formed by Cataplerosis or Proteolysis  
The present invention relates to methods of distinguishing between glutamine formed by cataplerosis or proteolysis. Sample from a subject may be assayed for deuteriated glutamine (following...
US20110001475 Methods for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements using long-lived states  
A method for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements, includes creation of enhanced polarization of nuclei of a first kind within a sample in a magnetic...
US20110202285 NMR METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATING COMPLEX MIXTURES  
A method for differentiating complex mixtures each having one or more chemical species is provided. The method comprises producing a sample NMR spectrum by subjecting a mixture to a selective...
US20120326717 PARTIAL POLARIZATION TRANSFER FOR SINGLE-SCAN MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY AND IMAGING  
A method of measuring precessing magnetization includes providing a first site characterized by a first spin order and providing a second site. The method also includes transferring a portion of...
US20120153950 RF SHIMMED MRI SLICE EXCITATION ALONG A CURVED SPOKE K-SPACE TRAJECTORY  
A radio-frequency (RF) shimming apparatus (50) for use in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system (10) comprises of a spatial sensitivity unit (30) which determines a transmit spatial...
US20120142590 Methods and Compounds Regulating the Erythroid Response to Iron Deficiency  
The present invention discloses the signaling pathway involved in erythroid repression by iron deficiency. Further disclosed is a non-toxic small-molecule compound which potently reverses the...
US20120313639 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...
US20140152302 GANTRY FOR MOBILIZING AN MRI DEVICE TOWARDS STATIC PATIENTS  
The present invention discloses methods, gantry, and room's infrastructure for maneuvering a portable open-bore magnetic resonance device with no fringing of its magnetic field (MRD) from at least...
US20120169335 MULTI-ELEMENT TRANSMIT RF CHAIN WITH LOCAL AUTOMATIC TUNE AND MATCH DEVICE  
An automatic tune and match device (3) and method comprises a reflected power sensor (32) which detects power reflected from a load (18,18′) and an LC matching circuit, in series with the load,...
US20120326720 MODULAR ARRAY OF FIXED-COUPLING QUANTUM SYSTEMS FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING  
A quantum information processing system includes a first composite quantum system, a second composite quantum system, a plurality of electromagnetic field sources coupled to the system and an...
US20130335077 TEST OF A REORDERING ALGORITHM OF A SPIN ECHO MAGNETIC RESONANCE PULSE SEQUENCE  
A test method for a reordering algorithm of a 3D spin echo magnetic resonance pulse sequence is provided, in which echo train positions are checked for at least two k-space elements. Further, a...
US20150010673 P-CRESOL SULPHATE AS A BIOMARKER FOR HEALTHY AGING  
Using NMR/MS based metabonomics and targeted lipidomics approaches the inventors have explored the metabolic phenotypes of aging and longevity in a cohort compromising centenarians, elderly and...
US20140084917 MRI Scanner  
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner includes a control device, a gradient coil for generating a gradient field, a gradient coil connector for connecting the gradient coil to the control...
US20110267052 BROADBAND DECOUPLING PULSE TRAIN WITH INTERLEAVED PAUSES FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY  
A magnetic resonance apparatus (10) includes a magnet (18) that generates a static magnetic field, e.g., 7T, a resonance excitation system (26, 30, 32) induces resonance in an observed nuclear...
US20110050225 Double-resonance structure and method for investigating samples by DNP and/or ENDOR  
A double-resonance structure for DNP-NMR experiments and/or ENDOR experiments and methods using such a double-resonance structure. The double-resonance structure comprises a microwave resonator...
US20130267036 LONGEVITY OF HYPERPOLARIZED ENHANCED SIGNALS FOR 'H NMR SPECTROSCOPY  
A method and system for providing an article of manufacture with increased longevity of hyperpolarized 1H signals (and other species) for NMR spectroscopy and MRI. The method involves providing a...
US20130176025 AVOIDANCE OF SUSCEPTIBILITY ARTIFACTS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE MEASUREMENTS VIA TARGETED ADDITION OF RECYCLED MATERIALS IN PLASTIC PARTS  
Susceptibility artifacts are significantly reduced or avoided in a magnetic resonance image by producing one or more components of a magnetic resonance system from plastic material having a...
US20110074410 Calibration of an emission tomography subsystem  
A method and a system are disclosed for calibrating an emission tomography subsystem in a combined MR (magnetic resonance) and emission tomography imaging system. In at least one embodiment, the...
US20150077104 Multi-element Standard for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy  
Organic compounds which contain nitrogen, fluorine, and phosphorus atoms together with carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms and which can be used as a multi-element standard for 1H—, 13C—, 15N—, 19F—,...
US20100001725 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...
US20120235679 MOTION COMPENSATED MAGNETIC RESONANCE RECONSTRUCTION IN REAL-TIME IMAGING  
Magnetic resonance reconstruction includes motion compensation. Inverse-consistent non-rigid registration is used to determine motion between shots. The motion is incorporated into reconstruction....
US20080191858 SYSTEM FOR DETECTING CONTRABAND  
A system for detecting contraband. A container is scanned with a first type of contraband detection apparatus. Based on results of the first scan, a plurality of risk values, which correspond to...
US20150260812 ENHANCED NUCLEAR QUADRUPOLE RESONANCE AND GROUND PENETRATING RADAR USING METAMATERIAL ANTENNA  
A method and system for enhanced NQR or GPR include a metamaterial antenna configured to both transmit and receive a magnetic field focused at a near-field distance separated from the antenna at a...
US20110210729 ANNULAR MAGNET SYSTEM FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY  
A persistent-mode magnet, assembled from superconducting annuli, provides a micro coil NMR, in which compactness and manufacturability are provided for a variety of applications. An annular magnet...
US20100056902 PATIENT POSITIONING COUCH AND MEDICAL DEVICE WITH A PATIENT POSITIONING COUCH  
A patient positioning couch includes an illumination apparatus having at least one light source that is arranged in the patient positioning couch. The patient positioning couch is capable of being...
US20110148409 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE SHAPE OF AN OBJECT USING A MAGNETIC INDUCTION RADIO SENSOR  
A system and method for measuring the shape of an object using a magnetic induction radio sensor involves at least partially enclosing the object with a magnetic loop antenna of the magnetic...
US20110043204 MAGNETIC RESONANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTERIZED RULE-BASED CONTROL THEREOF  
In a magnetic resonance system according to a measurement protocol defined in advance and comprising multiple acquisition parameters, wherein given a non-compliance with at least one limit value...
US20120244631 Apparatus and Method for Determining Microscale Interactions Based on Compressive Sensors such as Crystal Structures  
Techniques for determining values for a metric of microscale interactions include determining a mesoscale metric for a plurality of mesoscale interaction types, wherein a value of the mesoscale...
US20120133358 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Scanning of Metal Containers Using Medium-Field Technology  
A method and apparatus are provided for medium-field NMR scanning of liquids that is capable of discriminating benign liquids such as lotions, drinks, and pharmaceutical liquids from threat...
US20130063143 Local SAR Constrained Parallel Transmission RF Pulse in Magnetic Resonance Imaging  
A method of designing a parallel transmission radio frequency (RF) pulse for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes compressing a model for a subject to be scanned by the MRI system...
US20110165554 METHODS AND BIOMARKERS FOR DIAGNOSING AND MONITORING PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS  
A method of diagnosing or monitoring a psychotic disorder, or predisposition thereto, comprises measuring, in a sample taken from a subject, the levels of one or more peptide biomarkers listed herein.
US20120043963 Imaging Device For Three Dimensional Anatomical And Functional Imaging And Methods Thereof  
The present invention discloses an imaging device within an MRI. In a magnetic resonance imaging system, a spatially fixed coupled imaging device (SFCID) for producing combined anatomical and real...
US20120116731 Multidimensional relaxometry methods for consumer goods  
Multidimensional relaxometry methods for products and/or systems resulting from the use of such methodology, as well as processes for making, changing and/or using such products and/or systems are...
US20120326718 Pressure Vessel for Non-Destructive or Non-Contact Material Characterization  
A method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of an object is disclosed. The object is placed within a vessel configured to contain the object via an opening in the vessel. A cover is placed...
US20110316535 SHIM COILS AND SHIMMING MINIATURIZED NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE MAGNETS  
A capillary cartridge assembly for positioning a sample fluid at a geometric center between juxtaposed pole pieces of a NMR magnet assembly for NMR analysis comprises a capillary captured in a...