Matthew Finnerty1, Xiaoyu Yang1, Tsinghua Zheng1, Jeremiah Heilman1, Nicholas Castrilla1, Joseph Herczak1, Hiroyuki Fujita1,2, Tamer S. Ibrahim3,4, Fernando Boada3,4, Tiejun Zhao5, Franz Schmitt6, Bernd Stoeckel5, Andreas Potthast6, Karsten Wicklow6, Siegfried Trattnig7, Charles Mamisch7, Michael Recht8, Daniel Sodickson8, Graham Wiggins8, Yudong Zhu8
1Quality Electrodynamics, LLC., Mayfield Village, OH, United States; 2Departments of Physics and Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States; 3Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 4Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States; 5Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Malvern, PA, United States; 6Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany; 7Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 8Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, United States
As more advanced 7T MRI technology continues to emerge, the development of a wider anatomical range of RF coils has become a greater priority. In an effort to take advantage of the greater spatial resolution and higher SNR at 7T, a 12-rung birdcage transmitter and 28-channel receive-only array coil has been developed. To overcome the challenges associated with the shorter wavelength within the human body at 7T, several novel design strategies have been utilized.