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.