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Abstract #0507

Improving SNR by Generalizing Noise Matching for Array Coils

Christian Findeklee1

1Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany

The theory of noise matching is well known for single elements or well decoupled coils. However, in practical applications, residual mutual coupling leads to noise coupling, which decreases the final SNR. As shown in this paper, this can be avoided by generalizing the scalar noise matching for array coils. Simulations and Experiments have been performed to prove the new concept.