International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging IJMPI
Vol. 9 No. 1 Suppl 1 (2023): Int J Mag Part Imag

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A Simulation Study for an Open-Sided Hybrid MPI-MRI Scanner

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Sefa Karaca (ASELSAN Research Center, ASELSAN A.Ş.), Damla Alptekin Soydan (ASELSAN Research Center, ASELSAN A.Ş.), Can Barış Top (ASELSAN Research Center, ASELSAN A.Ş.), Emine Ulku Saritas (Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University)


Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) provides background-free images of magnetic nanoparticle distribution. MPI would benefit from an additional imaging technique that reveal the anatomical background information, required
in many applications. Here, we present a simulation study based on our in-house open-sided prototype MPI system, in which the coils can be utilized interchangeably for MPI and MRI data acquisitions. The system can provide
a selection field gradient of 0.5 T/m for MPI in field free line topology, and B0 field of up to 50 mT for MRI. We analyze the system-induced deviations on MRI images for different B0 values and pulse sequence parameters.

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