Patent Number: 7,088,098

Title: System, method and apparatus for tuning an RF volume coil

Abstract: A method for tuning a radio frequency coil of a magnetic resonance imaging system includes disposing a plurality of probes at selected portions of a fixture, disposing the fixture proximate to the radio frequency coil at a first location, and obtaining a first set of measurements of an output of the radio frequency coil using an automated test equipment.

Inventors: Lynch; Daniel T. (Nashotah, WI), Thomas; Peter (Hartland, WI), Gangakhedkar; Deependra (Waukesha, WI), Keren; David (Milwaukee, WI)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: G01V 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018