Dr John McGinley is a specialist in design for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems.
John received a BA in Physics from University of York and a DPhil at the Clarendon Laboratory and Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He has worked on the design and development of many aspects of MRI technology but in particular magnets, gradient coils, RF coils as well as spectroscopy and control electronics and software design.
John has worked in these roles at Picker International, Philips Medical Systems and as an independent consultant. He is a co-founder of Innervision MRI which won two Smart Awards and a Millenium Products Award for its Ortho 8000 scanner which is now on display in the Science Museum.
John specialises in highly unusual geometries of magnet system aimed at making MRI far more open and accessible and for specialist applications. He is the author of 12 patents.
In his current role John is working on the development of a unique rotatable magnet system designed to explot the magic angle effect particularly targeted at highlighting collagen-based tissues such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage particularly in the knee.
et al., 2013, Supercapacitor Energy Storage for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol:PP, ISSN:0278-0046
et al., 2012, Design and development of a planar B0-coil for patient respiratory motion correction in magnetic resonance imaging, Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B-Magnetic Resonance Engineering, Vol:41B, ISSN:1552-5031, Pages:130-138
Ristic M, McGinley JVM, Lorenzoni F, 2011, Numerical Study of Quench Protection Schemes for a MgB<sub>2</sub> Superconducting Magnet, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Vol:21, ISSN:1051-8223, Pages:3501-3508
et al., 2001, Design and initial evaluation of a low‐cost 3‐Tesla research system for combined optical and functional MR imaging with interventional capability, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol:13, ISSN:1053-1807, Pages:87-92
McGinley JVM, Srivastava VC, DeMeester GD, 1997, 5532597 Passive shimming technique for MRI magnets, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol:15, ISSN:0730-725X, Pages:XIX-XIX
McGinley JVM, 1990, 4870380 Magnet arrangements, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol:8, ISSN:0730-725X, Pages:III-IV
McGinley JVM, 1988, 4710741 Electromagnet arrangements for producing a magnetic field of high homogenity, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol:6, ISSN:0730-725X, Pages:IV-IV
Corney A, McGinley JVM, 1982, Collisional effects and two-photon absorption in calcium vapour, Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Vol:15, ISSN:0022-3700, Pages:L655-L660
Corney A, McGinley JVM, 1981, Tunable dye laser spectroscopy of atomic calcium: collisional redistribution of radiation, Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Vol:14, ISSN:0022-3700, Pages:3047-3067
McGinley JVM, Young IR, 2015, Electromagnet Assembly, US 8947090
et al., 2014, Hybrid Magnet for MRI
et al., 2013, Magnet Assembly
et al., 2010, Magnet Assembly
et al., 2004, Method and apparatus for aligning a magnetic field modifying structure in a magnetic resonance imaging scanner, US 6836119
et al., 2001, MRI magnet with high homogeneity, patient access, and low forces on the driver coils, US 6218838
McGinley JVM, Young IR, DeMeester GD, 2001, Magnetic resonance operating room magnet, US 6208144
McGinley JVM, DeMeester GD, Young IR, 2000, Magnetic resonance imaging with integrated poleface features, US 6147495
McGinley JVM, DeMeester GD, Srivastava VC, 1997, High order passive shimming assembly for MRI magnets, US 5635839
McGinley JVM, Srivastava VC, DeMeester GD, 1996, Passive shimming technique for MRI magnets, US 5532597
McGinley JVM, Paley MNJ, 1994, Apparatus for Magnetic Resonance Measurement, WO 9510786
McGinley JVM, 1989, Magnet Arrangements, US 4870380
McGinley JVM, 1987, Electromagnet arrangements for producing a magnetic field of high homogenity, US 4710741