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Abstract #0945

Compensating for Field Strength with Coils; Comparison of SNR at 1.5T, 3T and 7T with 12 and 32 Channel Arrays

Mattijs Elschot1,2, Lawrence L. Wald1,3, Stephan Biber4, Michael Hamm5, Christina Triantafyllou1,6

1A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, MGH, Charlestown, MA, USA; 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands; 3Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; 4Siemens HealthCare, Erlangen, Germany; 5Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., Charlestown, MA, USA; 6A.A. Martinos Imaging Center, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Sensitivity in MR detection generally comes at considerable expense. Presumably, acquiring images with the most sophisticated close-fitting coil at the highest field strength is always the most sensitive approach to MR detection.