4 Channel Rat Head Arrays for 7 T and 11.7 T
Silva A, Koretsky A, Steinberger T, Lanz T, Paiva F, Dodd S
National Institutes of Health
In this work we present a 4 channel coil array design for the rat head which is implemented at two field strengths, at 7 T and 11.7 T. It shows good performance with good isolation of neighbouring channels through the use of capacitive decoupling. Preamplifier decoupling for nonadjacent coil elements was shown to be sufficient. Coil elements are well isolated in the MR images and parallel imaging shows very good properties.