EM Software has become an indispensable tool for the development and analysis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems due to increased design complexities to achieve a higher signal to noise ratio (SNR), better contrast, higher image resolution and faster acquisition time. FEKO offers several methods well suited to investigating the various aspects of MRI. Applications include the development of RF coils, verification of coil performance by evaluating the SNR and RF safety evaluation based on specific absorption rate (SAR) saving costs prior to prototyping, as well as allowing researchers to explore new concepts critical to the advancement of MRI technology.