Signal chain optimization in magnetic particle imaging

A. Behrends*, M. Graeser, J. Stelzner, T. M. Buzug

*Corresponding author for this work


In Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) resolution strongly depends on the achievable gradient strength of the magnetic field that establishes the field-free line. To generate sufficiently strong magnetic fields it is necessary to apply huge electrical currents to the generating coils. Due to the inductive properties of the coils the apparent power needed for this task is a lot higher than the effective power dissipated in the coils. Furthermore, to efficiently transfer power from the amplifiers to the coil setup, the coils complex impedances have to be matched to the amplifiers desired load resistance. This paper presents a signal chain that has been optimized for low power consumption by compensating these drawbacks through power factor correction and impedance matching.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBiomedizinische Technik
Pages (from-to)S526-S529
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 27.09.2014


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