Can Akgun1, Hyoungsuk Yoo2, Lance DelaBarre1, Carl J Snyder1, Gregor Adriany1, Pierre-Francois Van De Moortele1, Anand Gopinath3, Kamil Ugurbil1, John Thomas Vaughan1
1Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University of MInnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States; 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea, Republic of; 3Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
At vert high field strengths multi-element RF transmit coils have been shown to benefit applications such as RF shimming and parallel transmission. In this work we present a 24 element TEM volume coil strategy that is as RF efficient as a traditional TEM volume coil. Simulation studies are performed at 7 T.