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Abstract #0214

A 7 Tesla Gradient Mode Birdcage Coil for Improved Temporal and Occipital Lobe SNR

Zakszewski E, Alagappan V, Wald L, Wiggins C, Wiggins G, Kraff O
Massachusetts General Hospital

We compare the use of two of modes of a birdcage coil - homogeneous and gradient - for human brain imaging at 7T. These give complementary field distributions, with the gradient coil being particularly suited to imaging the temporal and occipital lobes.