xinyuan wang1, Rui Li1, Cecil Hayes2, Niranjan Balu3, Xihai Zhao4, Chun Yuan2
1biomedical engineering of tsinghua university, Center for Biomedical Imaging research, Beijing, China; 2Department of Radiology, University of Washington; 3University of Washington, Vascular Imaging Lab, Seattle; 4School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Center for Biomedical Imaging Research
In this study, we demonstrate a new designed 36-channel neurovascular coil at 3T MRI system. This coil has a high SNR and a wide longitudinal coverage from the top of the head through the upper torso.It is composed of three flexible parts which can be positioned close enough to the surface of the body. High quality images for neurovascular imaging by this coil compared to that of commercial coils are shown here.