International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging
Vol 6 No 2 Suppl. 1 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009059

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OS-MPI: an open-source magnetic particle imaging project

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Eli Mattingly (Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; MGH/HST A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging), Erica Mason (Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA), Konstantin Herb (Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland), Monika Śliwiak (MGH/HST A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging), Katrin Brandt (University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Clarissa Cooley (MGH/HST A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA), Lawrence Wald (MGH/HST A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)

Abstract

Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging imaging modality with a growing research community and commercial foundation. Despite being introduced over a decade ago and having hundreds of associated publications, the bar for entry to the field remains quite high due to instrumentation costs and the inherent design complexity. Here we introduce an open-source project, OS-MPI, with the aim of facilitating entry into the field by providing design details of a field free line (FFL)-based pre-clinical scale imager and supporting systems and software. Our initiative is hosted on GitHub and presents a selection of MPI systems including our small-bore imager, a spectroscopy device, and a magnet winding jig. We will continually update as our designs evolve and encourage community-driven development. For each system, we describe all relevant mechanical and electrical designs, design rationale and simulations, assembly guidelines, and a parts list and cost breakdown.
 
Int. J. Mag. Part. Imag. 6(2), Suppl. 1, 2020, Article ID: 2009059, DOI: 10.18416/IJMPI.2020.2009059

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