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Abstract #3105

1H and 23Na MRI of Rat Head at 4 Tesla with a Simple Double-Tuned RF Surface Coil

Alecci M, Romanzetti S, Kaffanke J, Celik A, Wegener H, Shah N
Universit dell'Aquila

MRI is proving to be a very useful tool for sodium quantification in animal models of stroke, ischemia, and cancer. In this work we present the design and the in vivo testing of a simple dual-frequency RF surface coil that permits proton and sodium images of the rat head at 4 Tesla.