Marine A.C. Moussu, Redha Abdeddaim, Marc Dubois, Elodie Georget, Andrew G. Webb, Elizaveta Nenasheva, Pavel Belov, Stanislav Glybovski, Luisa Ciobanu, and Stefan Enoch, “A Semi-Analytical Model Of High Permittivity Dielectric Ring Resonators for Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.
Abstract : Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging technique exploiting the magnetic resonance of specific nuclear spins, like protons. In this paper, MR probes based on dielectric ring resonators are investigated from a theoretical approach. We take advantage of the high-permittivity and low-losses properties of the ceramic material used for manufacturing these probes for microscopy applications. Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (MRM) aims at imaging tiny samples with a sufficient resolution to distinguish small details. In this framework, compact resonators, called volume probes, contain the investigated sample and are used for both signal transmission and reception. The new developed semi-analytical model enables estimation of the frequency of the first transverse electric mode of a cylindrical resonator. It also provides a method to compute the corresponding magnetic field distribution, the dielectric losses contributions from the probe and the sample, and Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). The proposed approach aims at providing design guidelines for dielectric probes.
Keywords : Dielectric Resonators; Magnetic Resonance Microscopy; Signal-to-Noise Ratio; Transverse Electric Mode
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