Sebastian Littin1, Daniel Gallichan1, Anna Masako Welz1, Andrew Dewdney2, Feng Jia3, Chris Cocosco1, Jrgen Hennig1, Maxim Zaitsev1
1Dept. of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; 2Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany; 3Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Here we present the design and show the process of building a high performance nonlinear monoplanar PatLoc gradient system (FlatLoc). This hand build system is dedicated for imaging the heart, abdomen and pelvis and was successfully implemented in our 3T whole-body scanner and first images were acquired.