International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging IJMPI
Vol. 9 No. 1 Suppl 1 (2023): Int J Mag Part Imag
https://doi.org/10.18416/IJMPI.2023.2303053

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MPI Transfer-Function Estimation with Receive-Coil Coupling

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Marija Boberg (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Jacob Hunecke (Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Florian Thieben (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Matthias Graeser (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany; Fraunhofer Research Institute for Individualized and Cell-based Medicine, IMTE, Lübeck, Germany; Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Tobias Knopp (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany)

Abstract

Time- and memory-consuming calibration measurements are a major drawback in system-matrix-based reconstructions in magnetic particle imaging (MPI). Especially, exchanging the receive coils requires new system matrices and therefore new calibration measurements. To reduce the number of such measurements, the MPI transfer function can be used to transfer the system matrix of one receive coil set to another. The transfer function can be obtained by a direct measurement or by estimation using a measured system matrix of each setup. In this abstract, we extend the latter to incorporate coupling of the receive coils while using only a few voxels of the system matrices. In this way, we can transfer system matrices between two different receive setups, both of which may contain non-orthogonal coils.

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