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Welcome to MRiLab

The MRiLab is a numerical MRI simulation package. It has been invented and developed to simulate MR signal formation, k-space acquisition and MR image reconstruction. MRiLab provides several dedicated toolboxes for MR researchers to analyze RF pulse, design MR sequence, configure multiple transmitting and receiving coils, investigate field inhomogeneity and test real-time technique with moving objects etc. The main simulation platform combined with these toolboxes can be applied for customizing various virtual MR experiments which can serve as a prior stage for prototyping and testing new MR technique and application.

The MRiLab features highly interactive graphical user interface for the ease of fast experiment design and technique prototyping. A high simulation accuracy is achieved by simulating discrete spin evolution at small time interval using the Bloch-equation and appropriate spin model. In order to manipulate large multidimensional spin array, MRiLab employs parallel computing by incorporating latest GPU technique and multi-threading CPU technique. Benefit from the accelerated computing, MRiLab can accomplish multidimensional multiple spin species MR simulation with high simulation accuracy and time efficiency, and with low computing hardware cost.

MRiLab is released as a free software. This means that you are free to use and modify this software as your needs, as long as you acknowledge the original author in any future work. If you find MRiLab useful for the publication of any scientific results, including a line in your acknowledgements section referencing to MRiLab and this address is requested.

Please send email to Fang Liu to let the author know you are using MRiLab, your suggestions and requests may be the next step for improving MRiLab. As a return, the author can keep you informed with the new MRiLab version and new features. Thanks.

MRiLab v1.3 is coming soon, with supports for generalized multicomponent tissue model.

   MRiLab v1.2 is now available, with new features of:
    > Up to 2X speed boost
    > Provide a new phantom design tool
    > Enhance MR sequence design
    > Polish sequence waveform rendering
    > Support XML direct editing
    > More...

Fang Liu (leoliuf@gmail.com)
Department of Medical Physics
University of Wisconsin-Madison