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.
Here are a few images from the build logs:
Thanks for reading!