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|Decoupling of Split Ring Resonators in Magnetic Resonance Tomography - An arrangement includes a plurality of split ring resonators on a planar substrate. Each split ring resonator of the plurality of split ring resonators includes two mutually parallel ring structures of a metal conductor element spaced apart by the substrate. The two mutually parallel rings structures are respectively separated by at least one gap. At least two split ring resonators of the plurality of split ring resonators are positionable relative to one another such that the separated ring structures may be reciprocally guided through a gap of the respective other ring structures and interlock. Overlap regions may be produced by common ring structure inner surfaces.
|Directional Coupler - A directional coupler includes a first conductive track, a second conductive track, and a conductive structure. The conductive structure includes a first partial region that is arranged nearer to the first conductive track than the first conductive track is to the second conductive track. The conductive structure also includes a second partial region that is arranged nearer to the second conductive track than the first conductive track is to the second conductive track.
|Shielding for a Magnetic Resonance Tomography Device and Magnetic Resonance Tomography Device Equipped Therewith - A shielding for a magnetic resonance tomography device, in the form of a shell of a cylinder, for arrangement radially between a radially outer gradient coil system for generating a magnetic field gradient in an examination space of the MRT device and a radially inner RF coil system for sending and/or receiving RF signals into the examination space and from the examination space, is provided. The shielding includes strips that are arranged on a shielding surface, are electrically conductive and are separated from one another by slits. The strips have respectively angled and/or rounded profile segments to create a two-dimensional pattern of shielding rings on the shielding surface.
|Antenna Apparatus for Receiving Magnetic Resonance Signals - An antenna apparatus is described, for receiving magnetic resonance signals from an examination object during magnetic resonance imaging using a magnetic resonance device. The antenna apparatus includes a resonator with a plurality of electrically conductive conductor loops, which are each interrupted by a number of electrically insulating slits. The antenna apparatus further includes a carrier substrate for holding the conductor loops and a cable connection apparatus having a number of shielding apparatuses. At least one of the number of shielding apparatuses provides a conductive coupling to a virtual ground of at least one conductor loop. Moreover, an antenna array apparatus, a magnetic resonance system and a method for receiving magnetic resonance signals from an examination object during magnetic resonance imaging using a magnetic resonance device are described.
|Transmitting and/or Receiving MRI Signals for a MRI Examination - An arrangement includes a superconducting split ring resonator, a cryostat, and a copper coil. The resonator is arranged in the cryostat and includes at least one ring-shaped conductor made of a superconducting material and including an opening and a taper. The copper coil may be used to transmit a MRI excitation signal. This signal causes a current to be induced in the conductor that leads to the breakdown of the superconductivity. The conductor is detuned and therefore no longer develops an interfering effect. It is possible for the effect of the breakdown of superconductivity to be used for detuning in a targeted manner. After the transmission is complete, the conductor returns into the superconducting state and acts as a superconducting reception antenna for the MRI measurement signal. The copper coil is inductively coupled to the conductor and configured to read out the signal induced in the conductor.
|MAGNETIC RESONANCE DEVICE HAVING A MOTION DETECTION UNIT AND A METHOD FOR DETECTING A MOVEMENT OF A PATIENT DURING A MAGNETIC RESONANCE EXAMINATION - A magnetic resonance device includes a radiofrequency unit that includes a radiofrequency antenna, at least one radiofrequency line and at least one radiofrequency injection point. Radiofrequency signals are transferred to the radiofrequency antenna by the at least one radiofrequency line and are coupled into the radiofrequency antenna at the at least one radiofrequency injection point. The magnetic resonance device also includes a patient receiving zone that is at least partially enclosed by the radiofrequency antenna, and a motion detection unit for detecting a movement of a patient that may be positioned within the patient receiving zone. At least one radiofrequency line includes at least one injection element by which at least one motion detection signal of the motion detection unit is coupled into the radiofrequency line.
|Measuring Breathing of a Patient During a Magnetic Resonance Examination - A method is provided for measuring the breathing of a patient during a magnetic resonance examination with a magnetic resonance device, wherein the reflection properties of at least one coil element arranged beneath the patient are measured and evaluated to determine the breathing data that describes the respiratory situation at various times.