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 Our lab has built integrated MRI coils into our MRgFUS technology, providing the image SNR required for our high-resolution, volumetric imaging techniques. We have also developed and integrated tracking, or positioning coils, into our hardware. These coils allow us to determine the position of the focused ultrasound focal spot automatically, improving the treatment flow and positioning accuracy of our MRgFUS treatments.

An example of images from our custom coil (right) versus a standard manufacturer's coil (left)

Related Publications

Svedin, B. T., Beck, M. J., Hadley, J. R., Merrill, R., de Bever, J. T., Bolster Jr, B. D., ... & Parker, D. L. (2017). Focal point determination in magnetic resonance‐guided focused ultrasound using tracking coils. Magnetic resonance in medicine,77(6), 2424-2430.

Minalga, E., Payne, A., Merrill, R., Todd, N., Vijayakumar, S., Kholmovski, E., ... & Hadley, J. R. (2013). An 11‐channel radio frequency phased array coil for magnetic resonance guided high‐intensity focused ultrasound of the breast. Magnetic resonance in medicine,69(1), 295-302.