Tumour targeting

RF coil for flank tumours

In order to image mouse flank tumours with high spatial and temporal resolution a novel RF solenoid coil and animal cradle was designed and constructed in-house.

The 7mm diameter solenoid coil allowed in-vivo image resolutions of 60x60x60μm to be obtained.

Diagram of animal cradle with in-built solenoid RF coil.

a) Side view.

b) Perspective view.

c) End view showing the fit into 60mm diameter for the micro-imaging gradient set.

d) Resonant circuit design.