International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging
Vol 8 No 1 Suppl 1 (2022): Int J Mag Part Imag
https://doi.org/10.18416/IJMPI.2022.2203029

Proceedings Articles

Algorithmic Channel Decoupling for Misaligned Receive Coils in Magnetic Particle Imaging

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Florian Thieben  (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Fynn Foerger  , Marija Boberg  (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Tom Liebing  (Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Matthias Graeser  (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany;Fraunhofer Research Institute for Individualized and Cell-based Medicine, Lübeck, Germany;Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Martin Möddel (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany), Tobias Knopp  (Section for Biomedical Imaging, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany)

Abstract

Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) uses orthogonal receive coils aligned with the drive-field coil directions for signal detection. In case of misaligned receive coils, the particle magnetization couples differently into the receive coils such that a re-calibration involving the measurement of a new system function would be necessary. In this work, we propose a method for decoupling the channels algorithmically into the drive-field coil directions using an MPI transfer function matrix. In that way, system functions for different receive coil units can be reused.

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