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To provide easy access to some of Canada's leading technologies we make available cost-effective, non-exclusive, single-year, renewable research and development licenses according to a set of fixed terms and conditions.

Express licences (which are identified with the word Express in their titles below) are available at a rate of $1,000 Canadian per year, per listed technology for a specific business entity, or $750 Canadian per year, per listed technology for two or more technologies.

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Applications to High Field MRI (3T)Nuclear magnetic resonance in the forms of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is used for research and diagnostic purposes. Problems can occur with either MRI or MRS when the RF coil generates an inhomogeneous field (also known as the B1 magnetic field), causing a decreased signal-to-noise ratio and a subsequent reduction in the measurement accuracy.Researchers at the NRC have developed two approaches to compensate for inhomogeneous B1 fields generated by RF coils.The first approach involves a Bz field where the spatial variation is correlated with that of the B1 field (U.S. patent 5,914,599). The advantage to this approach is that it can operate over a wide bandwidth and range of B1 intensities without modification of the B1 pulse. The second approach utilizes a rapid oscillatory phase modulation to an existing RF pulse waveform (U.S. patent 6,049,206). This approach does not require an additional Bz field, but it also does not have the minimum RF power advantage of the first approach.