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Abstract #3014

Parallel RF Excitation Design and Testing with an 8 Channel Array at 3T

Alagappan V, Wald L, Setsompop K, Adalsteinsson E, Hebrank F, Gagoski B, Schmitt F, Fontius U
A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Low flip angle two-dimensional RF excitation pulses for parallel transmission were designed and tested on an 8-channel array constructed for a 3T Siemens Tim Trio scanner modified to handle 8 simultaneous independent RF transmit channels.