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Abstract #2566

A degenerate bandpass birdcage as antenna for a 3T wholebody transmit array

Kurth R, Lazar R, Nistler J, Vester M, Renz W
University Erlangen-Nuernberg

On most MR systems birdcage resonators are used as wholebody transmit antenna. This becomes more difficult for higher frequencies (dimensions near to wavelength). We investigated a 3T degenerate bandpass birdcage, which can be used as a multichannel transmit antenna.