RF Bootcamp: Essentials of RF Coil Design, Construction, and Interface H. Cecil Charles, Ph.D., and
Michael B. Smith, Ph.D., Organizers
Saturday, 15 May 2004, 08:00 - 17:50
updated 05 May 2009
Objectives The focus of this course will be on moving from
basic design concepts to a working coil. Included will be system interface,
packaging and safety issues. The course will emphasize both theoretical and
practical aspects of RF design and construction.
Scientists, engineers, postdoctoral
fellows and graduate students wishing to develop fundamental skills in
RF coil design and construction.
Researchers in the field of magnetic
resonance imaging and spectroscopy who need to develop RF coils in
support of various research projects.
Objectives: Upon completion of this session,
participants should be able to:
Define inductance, capacitance, resonance and
distributed capacitance with reference to RF coils, their design and operation;
Describe the basic needs and components of a working RF
Compare design and construction of two important types
Explain the fundamentals of RF coil connections to the