A new instrument designed to measure the magnetic susceptibility of human liver tissue in vivo Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Iron
  • Iron Overload
  • Liver
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Myocardium
  • beta-Thalassemia

abstract

  • All existing superconducting instrumentation for measuring the concentration of iron stored in the human liver requires liquid helium for its operation. We report the mathematical modeling, optimization, and instrumental performance of an instrument that uses high-transition-temperature (high-T c) superconductors. Requiring only liquid nitrogen to operate, the susceptometer represents the first medical application of the phenomenon of high-temperature superconductivity with the potential for widespread clinical utility. © 2007 IEEE.

publication date

  • September 2007

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TMAG.2007.901352

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3543

end page

  • 3554

volume

  • 43

number

  • 9