15T MR Microscopy Laboratory

This system comprises a 15T (620 MHz) Magnex 130-mm diameter horizontal magnet and Resonance Research gradient and shim coils interfaced to a Siemens clinical console with 32 receiver channels; installation of the system is currently ongoing, and is nearing completion. A quadrature birdcage coil and multichannel frequency converter to interface between the console (operating at about 102 MHz) and the magnet (620 MHz) were developed in-house. Additional components of the integrated system developed in-house include gradient and shim coil interfacing with the console, and magnet drift compensation and monitoring.