1Dept. of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 2Dept. of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Complete arrays capture all three components of the RF magnetic field using additional loops placed orthogonally to the standard surface coils. This experimental study at 3T confirms improvements in SNR and parallel imaging performance predicted by theory, and demonstrates an effective method to increase channel density three-fold without decreasing coil size.