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Project TitleNon-Uniformity Compensation for Magnetic Resonance Excitation Fields
Track Code3735
Short Description
Abstract
 
TagsExcitation Pulse, High-field imaging, mri, cardiovascular imaging, excitation field, musculoskeletal imaging
 
Posted DateJun 22, 2017 6:55 PM

Market Opportunity

Clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is experiencing a strong trend towards high-field imaging due to its ability to scale its signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) linearly with field strength. Increasing SNR is important in imaging because it results in a significant increase in sensitivity. This increase in sensitivity is needed to compensate for the non-uniformity found in magnetic fields of 3T or higher. This non-uniformity of excitation fields causes image contrast to vary within an image, making interpretation and quantification difficult. Accordingly, there is a need for methods and systems that compensate for non-uniformity and thereby reduce variations in intensity and contrast across MRI images.

USC Solution

USC researchers have developed a processing system designed to cancel out variation within an excitation field. Through this method, regions of interest become easier to interpret and diagnose.

Value Proposition

  • Does not compromise imaging strength
  • Creates uniform images
  • Increases diagnostic accuracy

Applications

  • Medical Imaging
  • MRI Scanners

Stage of Development

  • Experimentally validated
  • Available for exclusive and non-exclusive license

Intellectual Property

Contact Information

Denise McKenzie, Licensing Associate

USC Stevens Center for Innovation

(213) 821-0945

denisemc@usc.edu 

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