Daniel James Lee1, Arthur W. Magill2,3, Paul M. Glover1
1Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom; 2LIFMET, Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; 3Radiology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
A new head coil for 7T imaging has been designed, built and tested. This coil is designed to fit within dome shaped gradients (which allow stronger gradients to be applied) and to generate less SAR in the shoulders. SAR simulations, B1 maps and images are presented which validate this coil design.