Goals of the Course:
The course RF simulation for MR systems: Coil design and safety is designed to give an in-depth introduction to the numerical computation of radio-frequency (RF) fields in magnetic resonance (MR) systems with the main focus on the application to RF coil design and patient RF safety. The course programme includes modules with theoretical lectures, practical exercises as well as hands-on training on commercial simulation platforms. The goal of the course is to enable the participants to solve typical MR-related field problems with suitable numerical models and to implement post-processing procedures to characterise multi-channel RF coils and to assess the RF exposure of patients/volunteers.
This course will focus on
•Commonly used numerical methods (e.g. FDTD/FIT, FEM)
•Characteristics of the solution in the time and frequency domain
•Basics of electromagnetic theory
•Basic RF engineering principles
•Practical simulation aspects
•Interpretation of numerical results
•Validation methods for numerical results
•Implementation of post-processing procedures for coil characterisation
•Numerical assessment of the RF exposure of the human body
•Learning through practical exercises with application of different numerical methods to fundamental MR-related problems
The course is intended for MR physicists, engineers, other scientists and PhD students who either wish to start working in the field of RF coil development and/or RF exposure or who already have basic to intermediate experience in RF simulation.
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