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Abstract #1320

Carotids Imaging at 7 Tesla Using Traveling Wave Excitation and Local Receiver Coils

Hugo Kroeze1, Bart L. van de Bank1, Fredy Visser1, Jan J.W. Lagendijk2, Peter Luijten1, Dennis W.J. Klomp1, Cornelis A.T. van den Berg2

1Radiology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Radiotherapy, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

A patch antenna was used to generate a traveling wave inside the bore in order to obtain images of regions outside the human brain at 7 Tesla, focusing on the left carotid artery by means of a local receiver coil. Both GRE and SE images were obtained from healthy volunteers demonstrating the performance of the setup.