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Abstract #2971

A Flexible Highly Configurable 16 Channel Array Coil for Fetal Imaging

David Herlihy1, David J. Larkman1, Joanna Allsop1, Mary Rutherford1, Jo V. Hajnal1

1Imaging Sciences Department, Imperial College London, London, UK

Fetal imaging is a demanding MRI application requiring coverage of a large field of view to avoid repositioning the mother when the fetus moves, imaging at depth and accommodation of the needs of the mother to achieve a tolerable examination. Currently there are no dedicated receiver array coils designed for fetal imaging and so most examinations are performed with torso or cardiac coils. We report initial progress towards designing a dedicated fetal imaging coil.