Andreas Rennings1, A. Litinsky1, P. Schneider1, S. Orzada2, S. Otto3
1General & Theoretical Electrical Engineering (ATE), Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg, Germany; 2Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University of Duisburg-Essen, 45141 Essen, Germany; 3High-Frequency Engineering (HFT), Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg, Germany
A novel RF coil element for 7 T is proposed. It is based on a recently published symmetrically fed dipole element with meander termination for better decoupling. The novel full-wavelength dipole offers two distinct improvements an RF field of view that is maximized due to the longer extent and a lowered peak SAR-10g due to a more appropriate two-peak electric field distribution.