Wonje Lee1, Oded Gonen2, Daniel Sodickson1, Graham Wiggins1
1Radiology, NYUMC, New York, NY, United States; 2Radiology, New York University, New York, NY, United States
MRS in the cervical spinal cord is particularly challenging because of the small size and deep anatomical location, limiting the signal available and placing stringent demands on the accuracy of spatial localization. Due to the use of high bandwidth refocusing pulses and the inclusion of additional water suppression the body coil transmission with a receive only coil may impose limitations. Motivated by the need of a local transceiver coil aiming for the C-spine spectroscopy a new design of 3T TR quad surface coil is presented, and its efficiency performance is evaluated, compared to the commercial head-neck receive coil.