FAST HIGH-RESOLUTION MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)
95 Manchester Ln, Stony Brook, NY 11790, USA.
Ph. No. 1-631-365-9191
A novel technology based on a new theory is offered for fast high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). A critical problem of current MRI machines is the slow speed (20 minutes or more) of imaging. The new technology provides 3 or more times faster and higher resolution 3D images than current technology. MRI machines based on the novel technology capture and process many times more information about target objects than current MRI machines. This is accomplished by using multiple layers of Radio-Frequency (RF) sensor coils placed at different radial distances and orientations. In contrast, current MRI machines are limited to a single layer of RF sensor coils at a single orientation (facing the target object). Therefore, much useful information is overlooked in current technology. A first embodiment of the novel technology and the theory underlying it are described in the US patents listed below. This embodiment has been validated in preliminary experiments through computer simulations. Improved embodiments of this technology for clinical applications are being developed and evaluated for performance through computer simulations. A related application of this technology is in Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). Higher resolution SPECT images using lower radiation dosages are provided by this related technology.
This technology is being offered for licensing to industry.
Patents offered for licensing:
1. M. Subbarao, “Field Image Tomography for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, US Patent No. 8,378,682 B2, Date 02/19/2013 [Download PDF format file].
2. M. Subbarao, "Methods and Apparatuses for 3D Magnetic Density Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging", US Patent No. 8,456,164 B2, Date 06/04/2013. [Download PDF format file].
3. M. Subbarao, "Three-dimensional Magnetic Density Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging", US Patent Application filed in May 2013. (pending).
4. M. Subbarao, “Method and Apparatus for High-Sensitivity Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography”, US Patent No. 8008625, Date 08/30/2011 [Download PDF format file].
Dr. Muralidhara (Murali) Subbarao is a Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at
Last Updated: March 21, 2014