Taner Demir1, Lance DeLaBarre2, Burak Akin1, Gregor Adriany2, Kamil Ugurbil2, Ergin Atalar1
1National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM), Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; 2Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
In this work, we introduce an optical transmission system for a 3T and a 7T system. The transmission system reduces the interconnection problems between large number of coil elements and the scanner and possibly enhances RF safety. The system transmits the analog MRI and detuning signals optically. In order to demonstrate the performance of the system, phantom and human experiments are performed.