Samuel O. Oduneye1,2, Craig K. Jones2, Ravi S. Menon2,3
1Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; 2Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada; 3Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
EPI-induced artifacts are an obvious detriment to image quality and a challenge for most fMRI studies. With a multi-channel surface coil array, parallel imaging can be used to accelerate image acquisition and decrease EPI-induced artifacts. Here we present a novel high field transmit-receive surface coil array for small animal imaging at 9.4T. The coil is designed for parallel imaging and to determine the feasibility of EPI-induced artifacts reduction at 9.4T.