Analysis of MRI antenna loaded by an elliptical subject

Hisaaki Ochi, Etsuji Yamamoto, Kunio Sawaya, Saburo Adachi

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Previously, the authors developed a computer code for obtaining the current distribution on the MRI antenna loaded by a man model with an arbitrary geometry and material properties by incorporating the impedance method into Richmond's method. By this method, the relation between the position of the feeding point and the sensitivity of the 1.5 T‐MRI antenna loaded by an elliptic cylindrical subject is discussed theoretically. It is found that the sensitivity of the antenna fed at the angle of 45 degrees measured from the minor axis of the ellipsoid of the subject is different from that of the antenna fed at the angle of ‐ 45 degrees because the elliptic polarization is produced inside the antenna.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-82
Number of pages9
JournalSystems and Computers in Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1


  • Elliptic cylindrical subject
  • Impedance method
  • MRI antenna
  • Method of Richmond

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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