Period 2 week 6

This week we only had a virtual excursion on the BioMag lab.

It was interesting to see the application of MEG-MRI introduced with the technology of magnetometers. What came to my mind is that how much extra field is required to be produced by the shielding coils to null the field with both systems running in parallel or is there any significant difference? Can a “conventional” MSR with great efficiency?

The new generation magnetometers, which require no cooling, was an interesting topic to introduce. This availability could provide interesting possibilities in applications of MRI. Of course, even though the cost of operation may go down, since no cooling is needed, the measurements are still very sensitive to environmental noise. This is probably a pretty big limiting factor in the production of more accessible MRI.