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Abstract #3543

RF coil interface for translational research on clinical MR systems

Fitzsimmons J, Fitzsimmons R, Peterson D
University of Florida

MR research on animal systems has been well quantified. However, with the mission to move toward translational research, it is imperative to have appropriate coil setups for animals on clinical systems, so that similar experiments can be performed on humans with the same pulse sequences. Therefore, there is a specific need for an RF interface that allows the researcher to effectively design coils that will work with animal and human models. To aid this design an RF interface was built to design, build and verify RF coil geometries.