Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Ian Jeffrey, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba
Lead faculty member: Dr. Joe LoVetri, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba
Among the core components of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems are the radio frequency (RF) transmitter and receiver coils responsible for acquiring the signals used to create images. Specialized imaging techniques typically include the use of custom RF coils to maximize signal-to-noise ratio and localize the area within the body being imaged. The design of such RF coils requires sophisticated electromagnetic (EM) algorithms that include, for example, the modeling of interface circuitry and cabling used to drive the coils.