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The number of 7T MRI installations is expected to increase from 28 to 50-60 in the next few years, and the demand for 7T coils is expected to increase accordingly. In anticipation of this demand and also to leverage existing AU expertise in RF electronics and antenna design, the Coil Design Laboratory has been established under the direction of Dr. Shumin Wang. The Coil Design Laboratory is a fully-functional coil design laboratory to support projects in cognitive neuroscience, cardiovascular MRI, and orthopedic imaging.
The following image is a cat brain image (courtesy of Doug Martin, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine) from our 7T MRI.
The following images are from a 7T cardiac coil array built in-house. One is along the sagittal direction and the other is along the axial direction.
The following images are from a 3T cardiac coil array built in-house. One is along the sagittal direction and the other is along the axial direction.
The following image is of a kiwi fruit using an in-house birdcage coil