Student working on a research project.

Development Of Specialized Radio-frequency %28RF%29 Coils For Magnetic Resonance Imaging %28MRI%29 At 9.4 Tesla

Our research seeks to explore the potential of MRI for clinical and pre-clinical imaging and to provide new and improved MRI technology.

We are currently exploring new approaches for hybrid imaging with MRI and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Photoacoustic Tomography (PAT).

Part of this research involves the design and construction of specialized radio-frequency coils for MRI at 400 MHz. Students will be introduced to our state-of-the-art coil-building lab where they can use our network analyzer, soldering equipment and 3D printer. Theoretical and practical aspects of coil design will be developed under close supervision. Developed coil prototypes will be tested in our 9.4 Tesla preclinical MRI system.

We welcome serious applicants from any technical discipline. Basic knowledge in soldering and circuit design is beneficial but not required.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: Enthusiasm
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Ferdinand Schweser
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences
Office: 875 Elicott Street
Phone: 888 4718