Patent Number: 6,297,633

Title: Magnetic resonance tonography system with non-uniform basic field magnet

Abstract: A magnetic resonance tomography system has gradient coils arranged in a basic field magnet, an RF transmission and reception coil as well as a drive and evaluation circuit, and the basic field magnet is designed exclusively without taking the field homogeneity into consideration, so that it produces a basic magnetic field having a field gradient dB.sub.0z /du in the direction u in the scan volume that is smaller in the slice-selection direction and in the readout direction than a field gradient G.sub.u activated in the respective direction u with the respective gradient coils.

Inventors: Heid; Oliver (Gunzenhausen, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: G01R 33/38 (20060101); G01R 33/385 (20060101); G01V 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018