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Abstract #0107

Multi-Purpose Flexible Transceiver Array at 7T

Bing Wu1, Chunsheng Wang1, Roland Krug1, Douglas Kelley2, Yong Pang1, Duan Xu1, Sharmila Majumder1,3, Sarah Nelson1,3, Daniel Vigneron1,3, Xiaoliang Zhang1,3

1Radiology&Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2GE Healthcare, San Francisco, CA, USA; 3UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Group Program in Bioengineering, SanFrancisco&Berkeley, CA, USA

A multi-purpose flexible transceiver array was designed for ultra-high field MRI using a mixing technique of primary and 2nd harmonic microstrips. Besides the coil geometry, the number of coil elements in the proposed design is also selectable for different applications. The feasibility of this multi-purpose flexible array has been demonstrated by 7T MR imaging for human wrist, knee, head and liver.