Yu Li1, Feng Liu1, Jin Jin1, Ewald Weber1, BingKeong Li1, Hua Wang1, Stuart Crozier1
Because of the specific position of a patients breast related to the B0 field of a horizontal clinical MRI scanner, it is challenging to use conventional equal structured loop coils to induce a desired homogenous B1 field. More importantly, in the anterior-posterior area of the breast, little or no signal can be received by a loop coil. This work presented a loop-strip hybrid transceive phased array breast coil design. The new design can offer improvement to the B1 field in the anterior-posterior area of the breast, which is difficult to achieve by using a loop-only breast coil.