The Radiofrequency (RF) Lab specializes in developing custom electronic instrumentation for MRI experiments, especially transmit and receive RF coils. A major goal of the lab is to build and characterize RF receive arrays with improved sensitivity and accelerated imaging performance (“parallel imaging”) that are optimized for the specific anatomy of interest. The emphasis is on studying the brain and central nervous system (e.g., spine) in humans, but recently the lab has built coils for body imaging as well. In addition to RF coil design, construction, and testing, the RF Lab builds custom analog and digital circuits for experiments and builds 3D-printed anthropomorphic phantoms.
The links below describe recent projects undertaken in the RF Lab: