International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging
Vol 6 No 2 Suppl. 1 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009063

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Design of a Magnetostimulation Head Coil with Rutherford Cable Winding

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Ali Alper Ozaslan (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey), Ahmet Rahmetullah Cagil (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey), Matthias Graeser (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany), Tobias Knopp (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany), Emine Ulku Saritas (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)

Abstract

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) uses sinusoidal drive fields to excite the magnetic nanoparticles. These time-varying magnetic fields form electric fields within the body, which in turn can cause peripheral nerve stimulation, also known as magnetostimulation. In this work, we propose a design for a human head-size magnetostimulation coil with a Rutherford cable winding. This design achieves 12-fold decrease in the voltages needed to generate a given magnetic field, facilitating the safety of human subject experiments. With electromagnetic simulations, we determine the electric field patterns on a human head model to determine the potential primary locations of magnetostimulation. 
 
Int. J. Mag. Part. Imag. 6(2), Suppl. 1, 2020, Article ID: 2009063, DOI: 10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009063

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