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Christopher M. Collins

Christopher M. Collins, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiology

imaging, MRI, safety, electromagnetic fields, RF coils

My primary interest is in the interactions of electromagnetic fields with the human body. This has led me to research in engineering the fields in MRI to ensure image quality and patient safety, and to the development, demonstration, and application of the numerical simulation tools necessary for performing this work. 

MRI in humans today relies on a combination of magnetic fields with frequencies from zero (DC) to upwards of 400 MHz, all with field strengths many orders of magnitude higher than experienced in every day life. With simulation tools it is possible to predict and better understand interactions of these fields and the human body that affect image quality and patient comfort, and to design imaging hardware and methods considering these effects. 

Through the years my interests have evolved from making 3D numerical electromagnetic field simulations relevant to the MRI community to developing new methods for extremely rapid calculations of temperature throughout the human body during the MRI examination with consideration of the field/tissue interactions and numerous physiological phenomenon. Through it all, use of numerical simulations and experiment to explain observed phenomena, ensure safety, and develop novel RF coils to advance MRI in practice have remained major foci. 



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PhD from University of Pennsylvania

Lakshmanan, Karthik; Wang, Bili; Walczyk, Jerzy; Collins, Christopher M; Brown, Ryan

Physics in medicine & biology. 2024 Apr 17; 69(9):

Carluccio, Giuseppe; Collins, Christopher M

MAGMA (European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine & Biology). 2022 Dec; 35(6):903-909

Yaghmazadeh, Omid; Voroslakos, Mihaly; Alon, Leeor; Carluccio, Giuseppe; Collins, Christopher; Sodickson, Daniel K; Buzsaki, Gyorgy

Communications engineering. 2022 July 01; 1:

Lakshmanan, Karthik; Carluccio, Giuseppe; Walczyk, Jerzy; Brown, Ryan; Rupprecht, Sebastian; Yang, Qing X; Lanagan, Michael T; Collins, Christopher M

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2021 Aug; 86(2):1167-1174

Carluccio, Giuseppe; Akgun, Can; Vaughan, John Thomas; Collins, Christopher

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2021 Jul; 86(1):543-550

Fagan, Andrew J; Bitz, Andreas K; Björkman-Burtscher, Isabella M; Collins, Christopher M; Kimbrell, Vera; Raaijmakers, Alexander J E

Journal of magnetic resonance imaging. 2021 Feb; 53(2):333-346

Wake, Nicole; Ianniello, Carlotta; Brown, Ryan; Collins, Christopher M

3D printing for the radiologist . [S.l.] : Elsevier, 2021. p.175-189. (4903402)

Vaidya, Manushka V; Sodickson, Daniel K; Collins, Christopher M; Lattanzi, Riccardo

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2019 Apr; 81(4):2746-2758