Volker Rasche1, 2, Bornstedt Axel1, Ina Vernikouskaya1, 2
1Experimental Cardiovascular Imaging, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; 2Small Animal MRI, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
High-resolution imaging of the mouse heart is still limited by the SNR. In this contribution, a cryogenic 2-element coil is evaluated for possible SNR improvements in the mouse heart. It is shown that in direct comparison to measurements with a four-element cardiac array coil an SNR gain between 2.65 and 2.95 can be realized in the mouse heart.