A New HOPE (2022): "How Do MRI Machines Work? An Introduction to MRI and Open Source Imaging" (Download)
Saturday, July 23, 2022: 2:00 pm (DAC 206): Superconducting, cryogenically cooled, terrifyingly strong magnets, bordering on perpetual motion; radio frequency (RF) coils big enough to crawl inside; fast switching, high power amplifiers to create hazardous levels of robot noises (and also flip around some magnetic fields). All in one giant Faraday cage. This talk will give a broad overview of the various technologies at work in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, as well as highlight some of the work of the OpenSourceImaging.org community.