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Abstract #2088

Parallel RF Transmission at 3.0T High-Field MRI: Preliminary Results of High Spatial Resolution Pelvic MRI

Jrgen Gieseke1, Winfried A. Willinek2, Roy Knig2, Marco Nijenhuis3, Guido Kukuk2, Romhild Hoogeveen3, Barbara Brecher2, Magnus Andersson2, Eugen Muschler2, Andreas Mller2, Petra Mrtz2, Frank Trber2, Wolfgang Block2, Daniel Thomas2, Christiane K. Kuhl2, Hans H. Schild2, Nuschin Morakkabati-Spitz2

1Clin. Science, Philips Healthcare, Senden, Germany, Germany; 2Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, Germany; 3Philips Healthcare, Netherlands

Parallel RF transmission holds the promise of reducing dielectric resonance effects at high field strengths and enables control of RF distribution to optimize RF deposition. To our knowledge, it is for the first time that these techniques are available on high-field MR systems used in clinical routine. Our study demonstrates that parallel RF transmission in MR imaging of the pelvic region enables to maintain the high diagnostic image quality of standard single transmission sequences while offering the potential to significantly reduce scan time.