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Abstract #2965

A Practical Multi-Tuned Birdcage Resonator for MRI/MRS at 7T

Chunsheng Wang1, Bing Wu1, Dan Vigneron1, Xiaoliang Zhang1,2

1Dept. of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA; 22UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, San Francisco & Berkeley, CA, USA

A multiple-tuned Birdcage coil was built and tested at 7T. Well-defined resonant mode for 13C, 23Na MRS and 1H MRI were easily identified at bench test. Relatively homogeneous intrinsic B1 field and high SNR at MRI and MRS experiment were also demonstrated.