Continuous wave magnetic resonance

Project description

The project aims to augment the capabilities of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems using continuous wave (CW) transmission and signal reception, in order to image objects using very low excitation power. Whether articulated mathematically or not, it is the objective of any given MRI sequence to solve an inverse problem, involving estimation of some subset of the hidden states and parameters of the system, given the observed data. Exploiting the transient and steady-state CW magnetisation dynamics to solve inverse problems in Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and imaging will potentially lead to technological advances in control of the magnetic resonance signal, and will open new avenues of research in the mature domain of MRI.

Project team

Leader: Leigh Johnston

Staff: Peter Farrell, James Korte

Collaborators: Bahman Tahayori (Monash University)

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Research Centre

Neuroengineering Research Laboratory


Biomedical Engineering,Electrical & Electronic Engineering


Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences


applied control theory; magnetic resonance imaging MRI; system identification; systems theory