The cost of living: tracing the supply chain for superconductors in MRI machines
- Super-conductors lower MRI cost. Schofield, Julie Anne // Design News;6/9/97, Vol. 53 Issue 11, p84
Looks at the use of superconducting coils to improve the imaging of low-cost, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. Definition of a superconductor; Easy maintenance of low-field MRI machines; Other applications in which superconducting coils could be used. INSETS: How superconductors...
- Designs for an asymmetric gradient set and a compact superconducting magnet for neural magnetic resonance imaging Crozier, Stuart; Luescher, Kurt; Hinds, Gavin; Roffmann, Wolfgang U.; Doddrell, David M. // Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct99, Vol. 70 Issue 10, p4062
Presents the design of a compact, superconducting magnetic resonance imaging magnet for head and neck imaging that is less than 0.8 meter in length. Discussion of the design of an asymmetric gradient coil set; Introduction of a radio-frequency FM modulation scheme in concert with a gradient...
- Medical Uses on the Way. // USA Today Magazine;Jun91, Vol. 119 Issue 2553, p6
Reports on the potential medical applications of superconductors. Possible use of superconductors in magnetic resonance imaging machines; Ability of superconductors to carry high levels of electrical current with very little resistance.
- The Technological Edge. Furness, Justin // Medical Device Technology;Oct2001, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p19
Focuses on the impact of high temperature superconductors (HTS) on the quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in Europe. Requirement of superconducting magnets in improving MRI quality; HTS receive coils as alternative to superconducting magnets; Reduction of MRI cost using HTS.
- Assembly and imaging of submicron ferromagnets in GaAs (invited). Shi, Jing; Awschalom, D.D. // Journal of Applied Physics;4/16/1997, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p4331
Studies the assembly and imaging of submicron ferromagnets in GaAs superconductors. Use of magnetic force microscopy for study of ferromagnetic structures; Magnetization switching of single-domain particles.
- Superconductivity: Squeezing out the current. Minervini, Joseph V. // Nature Materials;Spring2014, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p326
The article presents information on superconductivity. Topics discussed here include, high-temperature superconductivity (HTS), low-temperature superconductors, and magnetic resonance imaging systems. Also discussed are, cuprate superconductors, and deployment of HTS-based conductors and magnet...
- The dark horse in PACS, can France take the lead? BROSKY, JOHN // Medical Device Daily;
The article discusses the highlights of the 2011 French Radiology Congress. A European Commission (EC) report highlighted that France is one of the lowest member states of the European Union. In addition, France issued a warning about its shortage of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners....
- Brain Imaging. Thompson, Clare; Prichard, James W. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/13/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7220, p1302
Discusses the potential role of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in medicine. Effect on the utilization and prescription of drugs; Significance of the research on MRI on the development of brain imaging; Information on what's up and coming in brain imaging.
- Using fMRI to facilitate communication. Woodward, Sue // British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing;Apr/May2010, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p153
The author reflects on the study that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate patient's ability to generate wilful responses. The author conveys that the technological advance has the capabilities for enhancing the care of patients with a potential diagnosis of persistent...