Design Considerations for Ultra High Field MRI Magnet Systems

  • John Bird
  • Darren Houlden
  • Nick Kerley
  • David Rayner
  • David Simkin
  • Simon Pittard
Part of the Biological Magnetic Resonance book series (BIMR, volume 26)


Magnetic field strength has always been an important parameter to consider for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It is generally agreed that the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) is approximately proportional to magnetic field strength [1,2], although other more subtle effects, such as chemical shift dispersion and susceptibility, also scale with field strength and can cause problems for good anatomical imaging. However, it is no surprise to learn that the engineering challenges presented by the commercial construction of higher field MRI systems are formidable. This chapter is an opportunity to introduce these to a wider audience.


Acoustic Noise Magnetic Resonance Image System General Electric Medical System Gradient Coil Stray Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Bird
    • 1
  • Darren Houlden
    • 1
  • Nick Kerley
    • 1
  • David Rayner
    • 1
  • David Simkin
    • 1
  • Simon Pittard
    • 1
  1. 1.The Magnet Technology CenterMagnex Scientific Ltd.Yarnton, OxfordshireUK

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