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

Walk-Through MRI: Affordable Technology for Well-Patient Cancer Screening

31 Aug 2017, 13:45
1h 45m
Posters Area

Posters Area

Poster Presentation of 1h45m D2 - Magnets for MRI Thu-Af-Po4.04


Peter McIntyre (Texas A&M University)


MRI is widely used for diagnosis and characterization of many diseases and injuries. It has immense potential for early diagnosis of cancer through well-patient screening, but that potential is largely unrealized because the cost of dye-contrast MRI is $thousands and it is not affordable to screen well patients. We have employed a new methodology of magnetic design to project a domain of magnetic field outside the structure of a magnet, with 1.5 T field strength and < ppm homogeneity in the volume of interest of a target organ. The patient can then walk into the target location and the before/after images can be acquired in a few minutes time. This provision uniquely makes it possible to reduce the cost/image to be comparable to radiology procedures. Applications for breast, prostate, cardiac, and brain imaging will be discussed.

Submitters Country US

Primary authors

Peter McIntyre (Texas A&M University) Mr Joshua Kellams (Accelerator Technology Corp.) Dr Akhdiyor Sattarov (Texas A&M University)

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