Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series

Magnetic Field Interactions with the Human Body

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Dr Paul Glover, University of Nottingham presents: Magnetic Field Interactions with the Human Body.

  • From: Wednesday 13 February 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 13 February 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: 015, CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Dr Paul Glover, University of Nottingham presents: Magnetic Field Interactions with the Human Body.

Abstract

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners employ a wide spectrum of magnetic fields: radiofrequency; audio frequency; and static field. Interactions with the human body for the higher frequencies are fairly well understood, and scanners are designed to ensure safe working.  What isn’t so well known is how the body interacts with the high (up to 7 tesla on our system) static magnetic fields.  This seminar aims to address the biology, physics and physiological response of the vestibular balance system at these high fields. Both operators and subjects undergoing 7 T scans can report a giddiness, vertigo like effects or even nausea in extreme cases.  Experimental evidence will be presented which supports the hypothesis that the sensation and perception is due to a Lorentz force (product of ion flow and the applied static field) acting within on the cupula of the semi-circular canal.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Ian Shuttleworth and Dr Rob Morris

All Welcome

For any enquires please contact Dr Ian Shuttleworth

Location details

Room/Building:

015, CELS

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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