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Abstract #2946

A Microstrip Volume Coil with Easy Access for Wrist Imaging at 7T

Chunsheng Wang1, Alex Pai2, Bing Wu1, Roland Krug1, Sharmila Majumdar1,3, Xiaoliang Zhang1,3

1Dept. of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA; 32UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, San Francisco & Berkeley, CA, USA

An 8-element microstrip transmission line (MTL) wrist coil was designed and tested at 7T. It consists two half-volume pieces with split ground. This open structure can easily fit human wrist very closely and gain high sensitivity.