Slotted surface coil for magnetic resonance imaging at 4T
Rodriguez A, Wang R, Tomasi D, Solis S
A slotted surface coil, inspired on the cavity magnetron was developed for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 4T. Imaging tests using a saline phantom demonstrated that the slotted surface coil has deeper RF-sensitivity than the single-loop RF-coil. High quality images of two rats were acquired simultaneously using standard spin-echo pulse sequences, demonstrating that the slotted surface coil can be a good tool for rat images at 4T.