27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Weekend Educational Session
RF Coils

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RF Coils
Weekend Course

ORGANIZERS: Gregor Adriany, Mary McDougall

Sunday, 12 May 2019
  08:00 - 16:00 Moderator:  Manuela Rösler

Skill Level: Intermediate

Session Number: WE-15AB

In this one-day course, the principles of RF coils used to detect and excite MR signals will be discussed, beginning with the transmission lines that interconnect the coils to the MR system and extending to single-surface and volume coils and finally RF coil arrays for both transmit and receive. A discussion of the RF modeling tools used to analyze these coils and coil arrays and their interaction with the patient and the environment will lead into the interaction of RF fields with other objects in the MR environment. The course will conclude with a live demonstration of array coil construction. Attendees will receive relevant session and talk recommendations from the speakers.

Target Audience
This course is designed for MR technicians, scientists, and engineers with an interest in understanding the principles behind the construction, design, and use of RF coils and RF coil arrays.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
-Describe the basic theory, design, and construction of single and multi-tuned RF coils and their feed networks;
-Illustrate the principles of operation and basic applications of receive and transmit RF coil arrays; and
-Compare and contrast the major methods of RF modeling commonly in use and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each.


  Basics of RF Theory, Transmission Lines & Power Transfer
Steven Wright
  Volume & Surface Coils
Özlem Ipek
  Multi-Tuned Coils
Ryan Brown
  Break & Meet the Teachers
  Receive Arrays & Circuitry
Arne Reykowski
  Transmit Arrays & Circuitry
Roberta Frass-Kriegl
  RF Modeling
Bastien Guerin
  Lunch & Meet the Teachers
  RF Coils & Materials at High Fields
Andrew Webb
  Emerging Technologies: Flexible, Lightweight, Optical & Wireless
Fraser Robb
  Break & Meet the Teachers
  Live Construction of Receive Arrays
Kyle Gilbert
  Live Construction of Receive Arrays
Olivia Stanley
  Adjournment & Meet the Teachers
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