Assunta Vitacolonna1, Sandro Romanzetti2, Nadim Jon Shah3,4, Marcello Alecci1
1Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy; 2Institute of Medicine,, Research Centre Jlich, Jlich, Germany; 3Institute of Medicine, Research Centre Jlich, Jlich, Germany; 4Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen University, JARA, Aachen, Germany
A novel double-tuned TEM resonator suitable for the imaging of protons and sodium is presented. The coil was constructed based on a micro-strip design and was bench-tested and demonstrated 3 modes of resonance; the first was tuned for sodium and the third for protons. Images are presented from tests at 4 T.