Elmar Fischer1, Raghad Aal-Braij2, Andreas Peter2, Jrgen Hennig1, Jan Gerrit Korvink2,3, Maxim Zaitsev1
1Radiology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Microsystems Engineering IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 3Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
This work is on the implementation and successful test of a self-built RF coil arrangement inside a PatLoc gradient coil for experiments inside a 9.4 T Bruker small-animal scanner. An eight-leg high-pass birdcage resonator with a very thin wall of only 0.5 mm wall thickness around the sensitive volume has been constructed and was successfully tested in transceive mode on a silicon oil phantom. Using the resonator in combination with an in-house built eight-channel receive array coil, experiments inside a PatLoc gradient coil in the bore of the 9.4 T Bruker small animal scanner could be performed. In-vivo experiments on mice are planned.