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Abstract #2953

Design and Implementation of a Quadrature RF Volume Coil for in Vivo Brain Imaging of a Monkey in a Stereotaxic Device<

Colin A. Roopnariane1, Patti A. Miller2, Bu Sik Park2, Lukas Ansel2, Sukhoon Oh2, Christopher Lieu3, Thyagarajan Subramanian3, Mohammed Reza Tofighi1, Christopher M. Collins2

1Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, PA, USA; 2Radiology, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, USA; 3Neurology, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, USA

To facilitate in vivo brain imaging of a monkey placed in a stereotactic device, we designed and implemented a unique coil. The coil is a 2-coil array connected in quadrature with the first coil being a 2-turn solenoid and the second being a saddle coil. Numerical methods were used in coil design, and images acquired with the coil show excellent homogeneity and SNR throughout the monkey brain.