August 27, 2017 to September 1, 2017
RAI Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Development of 3 T high-temperature superconducting magnet for MRI

Aug 30, 2017, 11:45 AM


Regular 15 minutes Oral Presentation D2 - Magnets for MRI Wed-Mo-Or20


Dr Masayoshi Oya (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)


The new HTS application project supported by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) started on July 2016 in Japan. One of the targets of this project is to demonstrate the half-scale magnet resonance imaging (MRI) system using high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets with REBCO coils. In the first phase of this project (2016 – 2018), a three-tesla magnet with active-shield coils will be manufactured. The room temperature bore of the magnet is 480 mm in diameter. The magnet will cooled to less than 20 K with a G-M refrigerator and the MR imaging will be performed to evaluate the uniformity and stability of the magnetic field.

Submitters Country JAPAN

Primary authors

Dr Masayoshi Oya (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Tetsuya Matsuda (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Tatsuya Inoue (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Tomohiro Morita (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Ryo Eguchi (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Syunsuke Otake (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Toshinari Nagahiro (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Hajime Tanabe (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Shoichi Yokoyama (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Mr Akihiro Daikoku (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Prof. Taketsune Nakamura (Kyoto University) Prof. Yasuyuki Shirai (Kyoto University) Prof. Daisuke Miyagi (Tohoku University) Prof. Makoto Tsuda (Tohoku University)

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