Computation of the resonance frequencies of the transmission line resonators used in MRI

Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Sep;61:167-174. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.05.002. Epub 2019 May 3.


Stripline high frequency resonators or transmission line resonators (TLRs) manufactured as concentric RF coils at the opposite sides of a dielectric sheet serve as wireless self-resonant transmitters-receivers in MRI. Owing to their high quality factor relative to traditional RF coils composed of bulk inductor and capacitors, frequency selectivity of TLRs is high, making them promising elements for single-nucleus MRI. However, the computation of their resonance frequencies is cumbersome, and numerous mathematical mistakes and typos in publications lead to incorrect results. The present publication is the first to summarize the corrected formulas for computations and presents comparison of such computations to real measurements.

Keywords: Resonance frequency computation; Single-nucleus MRI; Transmission line resonators.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Electric Capacitance
  • Electric Impedance
  • Equipment Design*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Materials Testing
  • Models, Statistical
  • Radio Waves
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Vibration