Applications using PulseTeq products

Hyperpolarised imaging

Sodium or fluorine imaging

Multinuclear spectroscopy

Custom 1H & X-nuclei coils

Preclinical coils

Hyperpolarised Imaging

PulseTeq offers the following coils optimised for specific hyperpolarised nuclei imaging applications

These include

  • Localised body coils – targeted on the heart, lungs, kidneys or other organs in the abdomen: 13C or 129Xe
  • Liver coils including dual tuned designs: 13C and 1H imaging, or 129Xe and 1H imaging.
  • Head coils: single or dual tuned quadrature coils
  • Leg coils: quadrature coils for the lower leg or knee

Hyperpolarised 3He lung image super-imposed on 1H body coil image. Data courtesy of Prof. J Wild, University of Sheffield.

Hyperpolarised 13C imaging of lactate in the porcine brain data courtesy of University of Aarhus.

Sodium or Fluorine Imaging

23Na image of the kidney in a volunteer subject.
Data courtesy of  Dr. C Laustsen, University of Aarhus

PulseTeq offers a wide range of coils optimised for sodium imaging.

These include

  • Localised body coils – targeted on the heart, lungs, kidneys or other organs in the abdomen
  • Head coils: single or dual tuned quadrature coils
  • Leg coils: quadrature coils for the knee

Multinuclear Spectroscopy and Phantoms

PulseTeq’s coils for MR spectroscopy include coils for specific parts of the body and also general purpose surface coils.

These include

  • Localised body coils: targeted on the heart, lungs, kidneys or other organs in the abdomen: including 31P and 13C
  • Liver or leg coils: dual tuned designs including 31P and 13C coils with local 1H coil for imaging or 1H decoupled spectroscopy
  • Head coils: single or dual tuned quadrature coils
  • Leg coils: quadrature coils for the lower leg or knee
  • Surface coils: wide range of diameters for many different target tissues
  • Phantoms for multinuclear QA

31P CSI liver spectrum 3 x 3 x 3 cm voxel at depth of 10 cm.

Data courtesy of the The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus,. Cambridge University

Preclinical RF Coils

  • Range of volume and surface coils for single and dual tuned applications
  • Standard quadrature volume coil sizes from 27 mm upwards
  • Designs for whole body imaging systems as well for preclinical scanners.
  • Coils with custom localised fields of view including designs optimised for brain imaging in mouse or rat.

Coils shown: 72 mm 1H quadrature volume coil on the left and dual tuned 31P/1H surface coil – 10 mm diameter below

Custom X-nuclei and 1H array coils for whole body and preclinical systems

PulseTeq has extensive experience in designing multi-element arrays for 1H and multinuclear applications.

Examples of previous coils include:

  • Novel carotid coil with two arrays of 5 elements each.
  • Close fitting multi-element head coils
  • Xenon / 1H array coil for Paramed system
  • 31P surface coil for cardiac studies

PROVEN  APPLICATIONS WITH PULSETEQ COILS

Hyperpolarised Imaging

Sodium Imaging

MN Spectroscopy

Custom 1H & X-Nuclei Coils

Preclinical Options

Please get in touch with PulseTeq today.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your RF coil requirements.

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