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Abstract #3539

Optimization of a multi-channel transmit, Quadrature Receive Birdcage Coil

Wang C, Shen G
The University of Hong Kong

A multi-channel transmit, quadrature receive birdcage coil are optimized by using singular value decomposition (SVD) method. Compared with conventional transceiver quadrature birdcage, this coil has dramatically improved B1+ filed homogeneity and relative SNR, with slight penalty of increased average SAR.