Yoshihisa Soutome1, Masayoshi Dohata1, Hisaaki Ochi1, Yoshitaka Bito1
1Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
To improve the workflow efficiency of scans by decreasing the frequency of coil exchange, we have designed a 16-channel spine/torso array coil, and investigated its sensitivity at 3T with a torso phantom using numerical simulations with method of moments. We also compared the sensitivity of the designed coil with that of the traditional spine and torso array coils, and evaluated the performance of a 32-ch torso array consisted of two designed coil. Simulation results suggest that the designed coil can be commonly used as a spine array coil and a posterior torso coil.