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Novel materials to improve magnetic resonance imaging

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Project "NOMA-MRI" data sheet

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city: LEIDEN
postcode: 2333 ZA

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 2˙263˙692 €
 EC max contribution 2˙263˙692 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-11-01   to  2020-10-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN NL (LEIDEN) coordinator 2˙263˙692.00


 Project objective

MRI is one of the most important human clinical imaging modalities. Over the past decade many technological advances have improved image quality substantially. One of the critical trends has been the move towards higher magnetic fields, which has transformed many clinical applications, but has also introduced significant challenges. These higher fields correspond to higher operating frequencies, which lead to increased image non-uniformities, impairing clinical interpretation, and higher power deposition in the patient, posing significant safety issues. In addition, as the population as-a-whole becomes more obese, high quality MR images become increasingly difficult to acquire even on clinical 3 Tesla scanners. In order to tackle these challenges, MRI systems have become increasingly complicated and expensive. There are two concepts in this proposal which set out to address the issues outlined above. The first is the optimization of high permittivity materials to improve image quality for a number of different clinical applications on a person-by-person basis. This requires a full understanding of the effects of these materials, the ability to predict and manufacture the optimum material, and acquiring the best possible data. The second “high-risk high-gain”concept is a totally new way of constructing MR resonators, which is based on conducting and reconfigurable plasmas. This concept can significantly simplify MR resonator design, can enable completely new types of MR experiment to be performed, and has intriguing possibilities to improve hybrid imaging systems such as combined positron emission tomography/MRI scanners.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Kirsten Koolstra, Jeroen van Gemert, Peter Börnert, Andrew Webb, Rob Remis
Accelerating compressed sensing in parallel imaging reconstructions using an efficient circulant preconditioner for cartesian trajectories
published pages: 670-685, ISSN: 0740-3194, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27371
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 81/1 2019-10-15
2019 Reijer Leijsen, Patrick Fuchs, Wyger Brink, Andrew Webb, Rob Remis
Developments in Electrical-Property Tomography Based on the Contrast-Source Inversion Method
published pages: 25, ISSN: 2313-433X, DOI: 10.3390/jimaging5020025
Journal of Imaging 5/2 2019-10-15
2019 Marine A. C. Moussu, Luisa Ciobanu, Sergej Kurdjumov, Elizaveta Nenasheva, Boucif Djemai, Marc Dubois, Andrew G. Webb, Stefan Enoch, Pavel Belov, Redha Abdeddaim, Stanislav Glybovski
Systematic Analysis of the Improvements in Magnetic Resonance Microscopy with Ferroelectric Composite Ceramics
published pages: 1900912, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201900912
Advanced Materials 2019-10-15
2019 T. O\'Reilly, W.M. Teeuwisse, A.G. Webb
Three-dimensional MRI in a homogenous 27 cm diameter bore Halbach array magnet
published pages: 106578, ISSN: 1090-7807, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2019.106578
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 307 2019-10-15
2019 Irena Zivkovic, Wouter Teeuwisse, Alexey Slobozhanyuk, Elizaveta Nenasheva, Andrew Webb
High permittivity ceramics improve the transmit field and receive efficiency of a commercial extremity coil at 1.5 Tesla
published pages: 59-65, ISSN: 1090-7807, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2018.12.013
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 299 2019-10-15
2019 Jeroen Gemert, Wyger Brink, Rob Remis, Andrew Webb
A simulation study on the effect of optimized high permittivity materials on fetal imaging at 3T
published pages: , ISSN: 0740-3194, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27849
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2019-10-15
2019 Irena Zivkovic, Catalina Arteaga Castro, Andrew Webb
Design and characterization of an eight‐element passively fed meander‐dipole array with improved specific absorption rate efficiency for 7 T body imaging
published pages: e4106, ISSN: 0952-3480, DOI: 10.1002/nbm.4106
NMR in Biomedicine 2019-10-15
2019 Thomas Ruytenberg, Andrew Webb, Irena Zivkovic
Shielded‐coaxial‐cable coils as receive and transceive array elements for 7T human MRI
published pages: , ISSN: 0740-3194, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27964
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2019-10-15
2018 José P. Marques, Frank F.J. Simonis, Andrew G. Webb
Low‐field MRI: An MR physics perspective
published pages: 1528-1542, ISSN: 1053-1807, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.26637
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 49/6 2019-10-15
2019 Thomas O\'Reilly, Andrew Webb
Deconstructing and reconstructing MRI hardware
published pages: 134-138, ISSN: 1090-7807, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2019.07.014
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 306 2019-10-15
2017 Lucia Bossoni, Laure Grand Moursel, Marjolein Bulk, Brecht G Simon, Andrew Webb, Louise van der Weerd, Martina Huber, Pietro Carretta, Alessandro Lascialfari, Tjerk H Oosterkamp
Human-brain ferritin studied by muon spin rotation: a pilot study
published pages: 415801, ISSN: 0953-8984, DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/aa80b3
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29/41 2019-07-05
2018 Wyger M. Brink, Zhiyi Wu, Andrew G. Webb
A simple head-sized phantom for realistic static and radiofrequency characterization at high fields
published pages: , ISSN: 0740-3194, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27153
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2019-07-05
2018 Alena V. Shchelokova, Alexey P. Slobozhanyuk, Paul de Bruin, Irena Zivkovic, Efthymios Kallos, Pavel A. Belov, Andrew Webb
Experimental investigation of a metasurface resonator for in vivo imaging at 1.5 T
published pages: 78-81, ISSN: 1090-7807, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2017.11.013
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 286 2019-07-05
2017 Rita Schmidt, Andrew Webb
Metamaterial Combining Electric- and Magnetic-Dipole-Based Configurations for Unique Dual-Band Signal Enhancement in Ultrahigh-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging
published pages: 34618-34624, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b06949
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9/40 2019-07-05
2018 Reijer L. Leijsen, Wyger M. Brink, Cornelis A.T. van den Berg, Andrew G. Webb, Rob F. Remis
Three-Dimensional Contrast Source Inversion-Electrical Properties Tomography
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 0278-0062, DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2018.2816125
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2019-07-05
2017 Kirsten Koolstra, Peter Börnert, Wyger Brink, Andrew Webb
Improved image quality and reduced power deposition in the spine at 3 T using extremely high permittivity materials
published pages: , ISSN: 0740-3194, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26721
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2019-07-05
2017 Rita Schmidt, Alexey Slobozhanyuk, Pavel Belov, Andrew Webb
Flexible and compact hybrid metasurfaces for enhanced ultra high field in vivo magnetic resonance imaging
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01932-9
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-07-05
2018 Anna A. Mikhailovskaya, Alena V. Shchelokova, Dmitry A. Dobrykh, Ivan V. Sushkov, Alexey P. Slobozhanyuk, Andrew Webb
A new quadrature annular resonator for 3 T MRI based on artificial-dielectrics
published pages: 47-52, ISSN: 1090-7807, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2018.04.010
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 291 2019-07-05

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