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Abstract #3528

Array with Multiple loops for Vertical Field System

Wu B, Wei J, Shen G
The University of Hong Kong

For vertical field MRI applications, the structure of the loop array is quite different from those in a horizontal-magnetic-field system. The conventional decoupling techniques are hard to be extended to vertical MRI system. Therefore, the loops for vertical MRI system are quite difficult to decouple. So far the coil array with up to two loop coils have been investigated on open low-field MRI, the array with more than three loop coils is sparsely reported. In this study, we present a decoupling technique using inductors for vertical-field loop coils. A four-channel array consisted of 3 loops and a saddle coil has been built for human knee at 0.5T vertical MRI system.