Wireless Power Harvesting of the B1 Field During MR Image Acquisition for Pulse Charging of MR-Compatible Batteries
Jonathan Cuthbertson1,2, Trong-Kha Truong1,2, Fraser Robb3, Allen W. Song1,2, and Dean Darnell1,2
1Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, 2Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, 3GE Healthcare, Aurora, OH, United States
A 4-channel power harvesting coil array was developed to allow the energy emitted from RF transmit pulses within the scanner bore during imaging to be converted into DC voltage pulses for recharging MR-compatible batteries, regardless of the scan parameters or imaging pulse sequence. Proof-of-concept experiments in a phantom show that this power harvesting coil array was able to provide energy to a battery during GRE image acquisition for various flip angles and additionally during GRE-EPI, DTI, and MPRAGE image acquisitions.
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