Patent Number: 6,297,636

Title: RF coil, RF magnetic field generating apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus

Abstract: In order to generate an RF magnetic field efficiently, an RF coil is used comprising electric paths 612 carrying electric current for generating the RF magnetic field within a space containing a subject, and an annular electric path 614 located farther from the subject than the electric paths 612 from the subject, for linking respective ends of the electric paths 612.

Inventors: Shimo; Yukitoshi (Tokyo, JP), Hoshino; Kazuya (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: GE Yokogawa Medical Systems, Limited

International Classification: G01R 33/34 (20060101); G01V 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018