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Abstract #2569

An Optimized Four-channel Microstrip Loop Array at 7T

Zhang X, Shen G, Wu B
University of Minnesota

The microstrip transmission-line (MTL) transmit/receive loop array has been recently developed for MR applications at ultrahigh fields (>4T). In this study, the geometry of transmission-line array, including the substrate thickness and gap between coil elements was investigated by simulation and the capacitive decoupling method was analyzed. Finally an optimized four-channel microstrip loop array was built for 7T.