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Abstract #1993

Skin Imaging at 7T

Joelle Karine Barral1, Ronald D. Watkins2, Bob S. Hu3, Dwight George Nishimura1

1Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 2Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; 3Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA, USA

High-resolution skin imaging is a natural application of high-field systems. Small surface coils can be used which do not suffer from standing wave artifacts commonly seen with larger coils. Using a 1-inch diameter Tx/Rc coil, we compared different pulse sequences at 7T when imaging the calf of a healthy volunteer. Images up to 117x177x500 m3 resolution are presented and trade-offs are discussed.