Calculates first-pass capacitances to aid in construction and simulation of birdcage coils.
Douglas Brantner1,2, Giuseppe Carluccio1,2, Chih-Liang Chin3, Christopher Collins1,2
This freely-available open-source version of the BirdcageBuilder software facilitates rapid design of birdcage coils and allows improvement by the MR community. Additional functionalities could include prediction of all resonances of a coil, noncylindrical coils, and output of a CAD model.
Chin CL, Collins CM, Li S, Dardzinski BJ, Smith MB. BirdcageBuilder: Design of specified-geometry birdcage coils with desired current pattern and resonant frequency. Concepts Magn Reson. 2002;15(2):156-163. doi:10.1002/cmr.10030 PubMed Free Full Text
Brantner D, Carluccio G, Chin CL, Collins C. Open BirdcageBuilder. Submitted to ISMRM 2024; awaiting review & acceptance.
1 Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.
2 Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R), Department of Radiology, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.