Russian group pursues high-resolution MRI coils

By staff writers

August 9, 2018 -- Researchers from ITMO University in Russia developed a coil that produces preclinical MR images with three times the resolution of standard volume coils, according to a study published in the August issue of NMR in Biomedicine.

Lead author Mikhail Zubkov, PhD, and colleagues performed whole-body MRI scans on mice with the novel technology, which features a reduced coil size and alternating magnetic field intensity. The result is greater sensitivity in the entire field-of-view and minimized noise to enhance image quality (NMR Biomed, Vol. 31:8, e3952).

In addition, the cost of raw materials for the coil is low, and the method of manufacturing the technology can be adapted to other projects, the researchers noted.

Whole-mouse scanning with the new coil
Whole-mouse scanning with the new coil. Image courtesy of Zubkov et al.

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