DESKTOP MAGNET FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16429
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tecmag, Inc.
6006 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX, 77081
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Delayre, John L
 Principal Investigator
 (713) 667-1507
Business Contact
 1 R43 CA55421-01
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 0.2T "DESKTOP" MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM (MRI) FOR HUMAN LIMBS OR SMALL ANIMALS AND MATERIALS. THE DESIGN IS BASED ON A PERMANENT MAGNET, THUS REQUIRING NO EXTERNAL POWER OR CRYOGENIC MAINTENANCE. BECAUSE OF THE MINIMAL FRINGE FIELD OF THE MAGNET, SUCH A SYSTEM CAN BE SITED IN NORMAL OFFICE SPACE. DURING PHASE I, A PERMANENT MAGNET WILL BE MANUFACTURED AND TESTED. THIS PROTOTYPE MAGNET WILL HAVE A FIELD OF 0.2T. PHASE I WILL ALSO INCLUDE SIMPLE NMR MEASUREMENTS TO MAP THE MAGNETIC FIELD, ADJUST THE SHIMMING, AND MEASURE THE ACHIEVABLE IMAGING VOLUME. PHASE II WOULD BE TO BUILD A COMPLETE IMAGING SYSTEM AROUND THIS MAGNET AND A SET OF PULSED GRADIENT COILS. FINALLY, PHASE III WOULD BE PRODUCTION OF A MRI DESKTOP SYSTEM.

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