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Abstract #2950

Design of a Multi-Segmented Flexible Loop-Gap Resonator for High Sensitivity Imaging of the Human Wrist at 7 Tesla

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.