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Abstract #0822

Sub-Nanoliter Microscopic MR Imaging of the Human Skin in Vivo Using a 12 Mm Superconducting Surface Coil at 1.5 Tesla

Elmar Laistler1,2, Marie Poirier-Quinot2, Jean-Christophe Ginefri2, Simon Lambert2, Rose-Marie Dubuisson2, Emeline Boriasse2, Ewald Moser1, Luc Darrasse2

1MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2U2R2M CNRS UMR8081, Universit Paris Sud, Orsay, France

We use a high temperature superconducing surface coil with a diameter of 12 mm to depict the human skin's pertinent structures in vivo at 1.5 T at an isotropic spatial resolution of (80 m) corresponding to a voxel volume of 0.51 nl. Different anatomical structures of the skin can be identified with sufficient SNR at scan times of ~10 min.