Peter Thomas While1, Larry K. Forbes1, Stuart Crozier2
1School of Maths and Physics, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; 2School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
An analytic inverse method is presented for the theoretical design of toroidal transverse gradient coils. This coil structure is chosen based on previous results for a fully 3D current density solution of optimal geometry. A regularisation strategy with a minimum power constraint is used to obtain toroidal current densities, and the method is applied to the design of unshielded and shielded, whole-body and head coil gradient systems. Resultant coil winding sets are found to display high efficiency, low inductance, high gradient homogeneity and good force balancing.