imaging at 7T MRI is challenging and limited by the need for dedicated RF coils.
In this study, we present a flexible coil design for cervical spinal cord
imaging at 7T. B1+ inhomogeneities were addressed by
using multichannel array and phased-based RF shimming. Dorsal and ventral nerve
roots, denticulate ligaments, and blood vessels were visible on axial
T2*-weighted images. Cross-sectional area measurements from C3-C4 cervical
levels were consistent with literature values.