Improving B0 homogeneity for whole brain imaging using non-standard shim coils
In this interview, Dr. Michael Schwerter who currently works at the Research Center Jülich, talks about improved B0 shimming for advanced clinical and neuroscience applications.
B0 shimming, when done well across the entire brain, has the potential to improve many applications including spectroscopy and other quantitative mapping approaches. Dr. Schwerter’s work focuses on hardware driven approaches to improve the B0 shim quality. He has developed several novel hardware control approaches on the basis of very high order spherical harmonic shim coils, which integrate with existing MRI scanners to improve image quality.