This project is about building an MRI as a personal hobby. The project is to build a desktop-sized MRI that is inexpensive, reproducible by anyone, and redesignable. Due to its small size, it cannot be used for human medical diagnosis, but it will be able to scan human hands, feet, small animal bodies, etc. in 3D.
The design is done using MATLAB, which allows the designer to focus on the design and calculation of the MRI.
Electronics is necessary to construct the electronic circuits inside the MRI. Electromagnetics and numerical optimization are required to design the main coil and gradient coil, and MRI coils need to be optimally designed to find the best shape by computer, not by human hand. In order to validate the designed circuits and coils, MRI simulations need to be created, which requires skills in numerical analysis.