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Abstract #2936

Using On-Board Microprocessors to Control a Wireless MR Receiver Array

Matthew J. Riffe1, Jeremiah A. Heilman2, Natalia Gudino1, Mark A. Griswold3

1Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2Case Western Reserve University, Physics, Cleveland, OH, USA; 3Radiology, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Recently, wireless receiving technology has been gaining attention as a way to alleviate many of the engineering costs and complexities associated with modern MR systems. For such systems to become commercially feasible, a method must be devised to control the new parameters associated with wireless reception, such as channel identification and spacing. We propose to use microprocessors to control any wireless MR receiving system. In this abstract we demonstrate this idea in a simple amplitude modulated wireless case. It is shown image quality is not adversely affected by this technology.