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Engineering novel detectors and sensors for MRI



Gary Zabow, Chunqi Qian, Alan Koretsky


Increasing detection sensitivity and image contrast have always been major topics of research in MRI. In this perspective, we summarize two engineering approaches to make detectors and sensors that have potential to extend the capability of MRI. The first approach is to integrate miniaturized detectors with a wireless-powered parametric amplifier to enhance the detection sensitivity of remotely coupled detectors. The second approach is to microfabricate contrast agents with encoded multispectral frequency shifts, whose properties can be specified and fine-tuned by geometry. These two complementary approaches will benefit from the rapid development in nanotechnology and microfabrication which should enable new opportunities for MRI.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance


Micro resonator, inductive coupling, microfabrication, contrast agents


Zabow, G. , Qian, C. and koretsky, A. (2013), Engineering novel detectors and sensors for MRI, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, [online], (Accessed June 24, 2024)


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Created April 1, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018