Yu Li1, Ewald Weber1, Ivan Hughes1, Stuart Crozier, Peter Ullmann2, Johannes Schneider2, Sven Junge2
1School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Select, Australia; 2Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH Ettlingen Germany, Ettlingen, Germany
To benefit from the advantages of Parallel Excitation (PEX)/Transmit SENSE and Spatially Selective Excitation (SSE) imaging, a dedicated 9.4T phased-array for rat head MRI was developed. An 8-channel transceive array coil was modelled /simulated and a prototype was constructed and tested in a Bruker 9.4T Biospec MRI system. Preliminary experimental results presented herein demonstrate the potential of the work.