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High-Tc SQUIDs for Biomedical Applications: Immunoassays, Magnetoencephalography, and Ultra-Low Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Fredrik Öisjöen

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Fredrik Öisjöen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Fredrik Öisjöen
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  4. Fredrik Öisjöen
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  5. Fredrik Öisjöen
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About this book

Introduction

This thesis describes the challenging task of developing high critical temperature superconducting quantum interference devices (high-Tc SQUIDs) and using them as sensors for biomedical applications, including magnetic immunoassays, magnetoencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The first part of this work discusses the development of fast magnetic immunoassays, which can be used to improve the sensitivity, or to create new, unique point-of-care diagnostics systems. The second part shows that high-Tc SQUIDs might make magnetoencephalography more available, thus opening the field of high-Tc SQUID-based magnetoencephalography for recording brain functions. This technique can be combined with ultra-low field MRI which is discussed in the last part. This combination may provide a new unique tool for studies of brain functions. This work does not simply improve on existing technology but opens possibilities for novel advanced medical devices and techniques.

Keywords

Biomagnetism High-Tc Squids Magnetic Immunoassays Magnetoencephalography Phd Thesis Superconductivity Ultra-Low Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Authors and affiliations

  • Fredrik Öisjöen
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Microtechnology andChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31356-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31355-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31356-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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