Andrew Webb1, Maarten Versluis1
1Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
Synopsis. A multi-segmented flexible loop gap resonator has been designed for imaging the human wrist at 7 tesla. The design has higher sensivitiy than a comparably-sized birdcage coil, has an intrinsically low SAR-to-B1 ratio, and allows comfortable patient positioning. Both high resolution 3D and conventional clinical 2D scans have been acquired in less than 10 minutes.