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Abstract #2600

Multi-element coil for animal imaging at 3T

Beaudoin G
CHUM, hpital Notre-Dame

We describe a 7 channel receive-only coil for 3T imaging of medium sized cat spine. We have observed an SNR gain of 2.5 to 3 at the level of the spine when compared to a CP knee coil, which is the best available coil for this size of animal.