New Prototype Traveling Wave Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imaging System

MIMRTL team members Eric Weber and Ted Nowak, both PhD students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering department, have recently completed the construction of a prototype traveling wave electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI) system. The development of a traveling wave approach for RF transmission via a waveguide can enable higher-frequency imaging with more uniform RF excitation thus leading to higher image sensitivity and imaging of larger sections of anatomy in EPRI. EPRI is a sensitive molecular imaging modality that is exceptionally capable at imaging quantitative tissue oxygenation. Being able to image tissue oxygen has many useful applications in imaging diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under award #1940453. Great job Eric and Ted! Great things to come from this team!

*Eric Weber and Ted Nowak are co-advised by Professor Nader Behdad, PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and MIMRTL principal investigator Alan McMillan.