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Abstract #1357

Magnet Design and Construction for a Field-Cycled MRI/PET System

Chronik B, Gilbert K, Scholl T, Handler W
The University of Western Ontario

Field-cycled MRI employs two actively controlled resistive magnets to polarize and subsequently image an object, the benefits of which include an increase in T1 dispersion contrast and a reduction in susceptibility artifacts. Due to the versatility in design of the main resistive magnets, an allotment of space can be made for the integration of a PET ring or SPECT camera. The construction of the main magnets for a dual-modality, field-cycled MRI/PET system is presented.