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Abstract #2596

A Double-Resonant 19F/1H Transmit/Receive Solenoid Coil for MRI

Mazurkewitz P, Leussler C, Keupp J, Schaeffter T
Philips Research Laboratories

19F MR imaging has a high potential for the detection and direct quantification of fluorine-labeled tracers and drugs in the field of molecular imaging. The combination with 1H imaging provides associated anatomical information. So far, this application has been typically supported by separate 19F and 1H RF-coils. We propose a new 19F/1H double resonant solenoid transmit/receive coil for 3T, which exhibits practically the same sensitivity profile for the two frequencies. Coil properties are demonstrated in MR-scans of fluorine and water containing phantom.