Bing Keong Li1, Hua Wang1, Ewald Weber1, Yu Li1, Adnan Trakic1, Daniel James Lee2, Sedig Farhat2, Paul Glover2, Richard Bowtell2, Stuart Crozier1
1School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia; 2School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
A new method for designing a ultra high field bilateral transceive breast coil is presented. The design method does not require any discrete capacitors (hence the name Capless Transceive Breast Coil) and can be driven by a single RF port for simultaneous bilateral breast imaging. A prototype breast coil using this design method was constructed and tested in a 7T Philips whole-body MRI system. Phantom images acquired using the prototype show high homogeneity and excellent RF penetration.