International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging IJMPI
Vol. 6 No. 2 Suppl 1 (2020): Int J Mag Part Imag

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Implementation of a Gradiometer Receive Coil for a Single-Sided FFL MPI Scanner

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Jason Pagan (Physics Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA), Juehao Lin (Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA), Alexey A Tonyushkin (UMass)


A single-sided MPI scanner holds a great promise for a variety of clinical applications. In such a scanner the SPIOs response to the excitation is detected by a planar receive coil on the surface of the device. Due to a single-sided geometry, differentiating a small signal on a strong excitation background becomes a challenging task and further impinges the potential sensitivity gain, thus we implemented a new planar gradiometer receive coil configuration for our MPI scanner. The preliminary results imply the improved sensitivity of the device over the traditional single coil design.


Int. J. Mag. Part. Imag. 6(2), Suppl. 1, 2020, Article ID: 2009038, DOI: 10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009038

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