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Home Made MRI

In this project, I will build a desktop-sized MRI that is inexpensive and can be built by anyone.

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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.

・(RF)Electronics
・Electromagnetism
・Numerical optimization
・Numerical analysis

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.

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Mike Fe wrote 12/14/2021 at 16:35 point

I can't wait to build this for myself. I am SUPER interested. 

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2019 wrote 12/09/2021 at 14:51 point

SUGOI! Please upload videos to youtube :D

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ntsarb wrote 12/08/2021 at 20:44 point

Amazing. I look forward to building one, if/when instructions become available.

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arrigo.benedetti wrote 12/08/2021 at 18:31 point

What is the max intensity of B_0 that you can generate with this design?

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Alan wrote 12/08/2021 at 17:51 point

Wow, as a vet this would be an amazing thing to have!

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rick fleischer wrote 12/08/2021 at 17:18 point

When will you consider a person-size MRI?  Head-size?

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Torin Walker wrote 12/08/2021 at 17:15 point

Do you plan on providing details - theory of design, references to design sources, thoughts behind why you chose your particular design (particularly interested in the field-coils and the theory behind them), Interaction of the coils with the gradient coil and the other coils top/bottom and side of the chamber, the math, the software. Deets, dude. Deets.

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Ahron Wayne wrote 12/04/2021 at 04:30 point

https://hackaday.io/project/182802/gallery#ad4c9c2247661101b7fbfafa9d41750c awesome! Your design looks super solid and hope you take it all the way

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jordanbrandes wrote 12/03/2021 at 22:23 point

This is amazing! How is this coming along?

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Nathann wrote 11/30/2021 at 13:02 point

Wow that's neat. how far are you from getting an image ?

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