The Center for Adaptable MRI Technology (AMT) within the university plays a pivotal role in V|LF-Spiro3D.
AMT role in V|LF-Spiro3D
AMT is leading the Work Package 3 (WP3). In collaboration with NMRS and UPSaclay, they are designing and building original transcouplers and preamplifiers for V|LF MRI at specific frequencies (8.4 MHz, 4.2 MHz, and lower frequencies). They are contributing to the development of thorax coils based on inductive coupling at V|LF, and RF and adaptive design to optimise lung MRI on existing VLF systems (0.1 T, 0.2 T).
AMT plays a key role in the experimental demonstration of V|LF 3D MR spirometry. This involves using hardware and software developed in the project to validate V|LF 3D MR spirometry on AMT MRI systems at various fixed very low fields (up to 0.1 T) and with Field Cycling Imaging (FCI), relying on a technique called fast field cycling. AMT is responsible for characterising the optimal field and investigating the gravity dependence in 30 healthy adults.
In Work Package 4 (WP4), AMT, together with other partners will contribute to the anthropological and philosophical study and will support the art-science exhibition in the centre of Paris at the end of the project.