MR2: Magnetic Resonance Hardware

Module title: Magnetic Resonance Hardware (MR2)

Module convenors:

Paul Glover and Andy Howes

Module aims and objectives:

To give the postgraduate student studying ESR, NMR and MRI related topics a general understanding of what makes a modern spectrometer tick. The range of hardware covered includes coils and shims, magnets, spectrometer transmitter and receiver systems, and radiofrequency probes.

Syllabus

There will be 5 x 2 hr lectures. The outline syllabus is given below. For a more detailed lecture synopsis please download the syllabus PDF file.

Lecture 1: Thu 15 November 2012 15:00 to 17:00 Lecturer: Paul Glover

Overview of MRI system; Magnets: types and technology

Lecture 2: Thu 22 November 2012 15:00 to 17:00 Lecturer: Paul Glover

Shim systems; Gradient systems; Magnetic field design and optimisation; Limits to performance

Lecture 3: Thu 29 November 2012 15:00 to 17:00 Lecturer: Paul Glover

The Spectrometer system; Transmit chain; Modulation (amplitude, phase, frequency); RF Power Amplifiers; Receive chain; Processing and Signals; Signals, noise, SNR

Lecture 4: Thu 13 December 2012 09:00 to 11:00 Lecturer: Andy Howes

Electronics Refresher and RF basics; Tuning and Matching of MR probes; A simple MR probe

Lecture 5: Thu 20 December 2012 09:00 to 11:00 Lecturer: Andy Howes

Specialist RF probes; Magic Angle and Double Rotation; Multi-element receivers (SENSE imaging); Multi-transmit; ESR probes and cavities

There is no Workshop this year:

It may be possible to run a session at Warwick like we did before. Time and Date to be arranged.
Duration: 
2hs
Academic year: 
2012-2013
Starts: 
15/11/2012 - 15:00