In Vivo High Resolution NMR Imaging by Using Surface Gradient Coil

평면 경사자계 코일을 사용한 고분해능 NMR 생체 영상법에 관한 연구

  • 이정한 (한국과학기술원 전기 및 전자공학과) ;
  • 오우진 (한국과학기술원 전기 및 전자공학과) ;
  • 조장희 (한국과학기술원 전기 및 전자공학과)
  • Published : 1990.11.16


A new in vivo high resolution imaging method which is performed with a newly developed three channel surface gradient coil (SGC) is described. The surface gradient coil can produce more than an order of magnitude stronger gradient fields with good linearity within a limited imaging region. To increase the signal to noise ratio (SNR), we have developed an RF coil integrated surface gradient coil set. In this paper, the geometrical structures and characteristics of the proposed surface gradient coil are discussed and experimentally obtained high resolution images ($50\;{\mu}m$ to $100\;{\mu}m$) of a water filled phantom and a human volunteer's knee using the new surface RF coil integrated SGC set are presented for the demonstration of the in vivo high resolution imaging capability of the new imaging method.