Towards an Open Source Low-Field MRI prototype

My friend David Lesser and I have started work on an ambitious project that I’ve been thinking about for nearly seven years — constructing a low-field desktop magnetic resonance imager (MRI) prototype. We’re hoping to do this by borrowing from coded aperture spectroscopy and imaging to back out the field inhomogeneities in electromagnets. If we’re clever, and lucky, we hope to be able to get a few cubic inches of useful scanning volume.

You can follow the project build logs here, which is an entry for this year’s Hackaday Prize to space.

Here are a few images from the build logs:

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example-simulator

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Thanks for reading!

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