Iron core coil designs for MPI
2, Suppl 1
International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging 6 (2, Suppl 1): 2009042, 1-3 (2020)
Infinite Science Publishing
In Magnetic Particle Imaging, much of the power consumed during an imaging sequence is used for the generation of the selection and focus fields. In today’s MPI scanners three different concepts are applied to generate the gradient fields: Air coils, permanent magnets and coils with soft iron. Air coils and permanent magnets have the great advantage of good calculability by the BiotSavart Law. On the way to a clinical imaging modality, the needed power for sufficient gradient strength demand the use of soft iron. In order to make good use of the ferromagnetic amplification properties, much more complex simulations have to be done. A recently published head scanner uses a soft iron yoke for field generation. In this study, we investigated different coil geometries with soft iron with respect to this head scanner.