Christoph Juchem1, Terrence W. Nixon1, Scott McIntyre1, Douglas L. Rothman1, Robin A. de Graaf1
The theoretical and experimental generation of linear magnetic field gradients as well as more complex magnetic field distributions (e.g. X2-Y2, Z2, Z2X) with a set of 24 circular, localized coils is presented. Gradients as being generated with the multi-coil approach allowed radial imaging of a mouse head. The multi-coil approach allows a flexible trade-off between accuracy and strength of the generated fields. Furthermore, the parameters are readily optimized for the specific object and volume-of-interest under investigation.