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Abstract #1368

Design and Fabrication of a Three-Axis Hybrid-Quadrupole Gradient Coil for MR of the Breast

VanderWerf K, de Bever J, Chronik B, Butts Pauly K
University of Western Ontario

In order to obtain the high gradient slew rates and strengths necessary for real-time SSFP and diffusion-weighted imaging of breast lesions, we have proposed the design of a three-axis hybrid-quadrupole gradient coil. This coil has a transverse orientation and is composed of two hybrid-quadrupole coils for the Gx and Gz axes and a fingerprint coil for the Gy coil. In this abstract, we report the proposed design for all axes of the coil.