Into the Lab: Electrical and Computer

A 16-channel transceiver array designed for 7T MRI imaging

Electrical and computer engineering faculty member Shumin Wang is looking deep — he is researching the use of 7 Tesla (T) MRI scanners for deep-brain imaging. Wang is investigating a new phased array transceiver technique that combines safe, anatomy-specific radio frequency transmission and low-noise multi-channel signal reception in a single device to produce improved visuals of the deep brain. This new technique could be used in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

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