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Abstract #2947

Prostate Imaging at 7T Using Four Stripline Elements and One Amplifier

Alexander J. Raaijmakers1, Bob van den Bergen1, Bart L. van de Bank2, Hugo Kroeze2, Dennis W. Klomp2, Cecilia Possanzini3, Paul R. Harvey3, Cornelis A. van den Berg1

1Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands; 3MR systems, Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands

We present a new transceive RF coil and driver design that is able to visualize the prostate at 7T using one 4 kW amplifier and only two receive channels. The array contains 4 stripline elements, of which two elements were placed ventrally and two elements were positioned at the dorsal site of the patient. Decoupling circuitry was not necessary and although dark signal voids exist in the image, good images of the prostate were obtained.